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Yilport Progresses Towards Top Ten Port Operator Target

Yilport Progresses Towards Top Ten Port Operator Target

Yilport Holdings’ terminals have handled throughput of 4.3 million TEU in 2017, a 9.5% year-on-year container volume growth that offers strong projections for it achieving its top 10 port operator goal by 2025.

Turkey-based Yilport Holdings, a multinational port operator with operations across Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Malta, Peru, and Ecuador, is the port management and logistics subsidiary of Yildirim Group.

According to Drewry’s Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2017 report, Yilport Holding is listed in 13th place among international container terminal operators.

Read a technical paper by Mark Wootton, Chief Information Officer and Cem Goktas Director of Global Logistics Center, Yilport Holding, on the global logistics center at Yilport Terminals

The port operators main drivers of growth in 2017 came from Turkey’s growing seaborne trade and Swedish exports.

In Turkey, volume increases were driven by the strong export performance of the Turkish economy.

Yilport Gemlik, supported by ongoing port expansion, closed the year with 474,019 TEU, 30% more than 2016.

Its Nordic container terminals in Sweden and Norway also displayed strong growth of 14% from 2016, with volume increases driven by strong Swedish core export market growth and absorbed volume from competitor’s corridors during labor disputes.

Gävle Container Terminal (GCT) in Sweden and Sjursøya Container Terminal (SCT) in Norway moved 465,000 TEU in 2017.

Across Spain and Portugal volume grew by 6% as a result of consolidation of Yilport Ferrol, Yilport Leixões, Yilport Figuera da Foz, Yilport Liscont, Yilport Sotagus, Yilport Setubal, and Yilport Huelva.

Consolidated Iberian port volume reached 1,176,496 TEU in 2017.

In 2017, Yilport also recorded 9.5 million tonnes of general cargo volume, 364,100 CEU ro-ro operations, and 3.67 million cubic metres of liquid cargo volume.

It’s consolidated annual handling capacity are currently calculated to be over 10 million TEU in containers, 22 million tonnes of dry bulk and general cargo, 2.15 million cubic metres of liquid cargo, and ro-ro capacity of 1,000,000 CEUs.

Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Chairman, Yilport Holding, said: “Our global growth took steady steps forward returning proud business results.

“Yilport will progress further in the upcoming period.

“We will embrace both organic and inorganic growth opportunities, advancing step by step to rank among top 10 international terminal operators by 2025.”

Read more: Yilport Holding's three cargo terminals in Sweden have awarded Kalmar, part of Cargotec, with a full outsourcing contract for maintenance activities under a Kalmar Care service agreement

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