Yilport Win Approval for Italian Terminal Concession


The Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS) has given a positive first evaluation of Turkish terminal operator Yilport Holding’s proposal on the concession of the Port of Taranto’s container facility.

Taranto Container Terminal could become the 21st marine terminal in the Yilport’s global portfolio, and would be its first in Italy.

Yilport plans to double the terminal’s current handling capacity of 2 million TEU to 4 million in the next ten years, and has made promises to invest heavily in infrastructure, equipment and technology.

Some of the initial developments proposed by Yilport include the instillation of ship-to-shore cranes (STS), rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG), and Navis’ terminal operating system.

Read more about Yilport's investment ambitions with a Port Technology technical paper

Working closely with the public and private stakeholders, Yilport hope that Taranto will be one of Italy’s most efficient and best performing container terminals by 2025.

Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Chairman of Yilport Holding, said: “We are very happy to hear that our proposal has been accepted and published.

“Yilport is enthusiastic about Taranto Container Terminal, and committed to Taranto’s rise in the port industry.

“As Yilport, we are planning at the end of the publication to meet with local authorities, trade unions, logistics companies, exporters and importers, with particular attention to the agri-food sector.

“We will explain our business plan for Taranto, and deliver Yilport’s vision to improve Taranto Container Terminal as both a gateway terminal, and also a transshipment hub of tomorrow.”

Yilport stated in an announcement that it will be moving towards beginning its talks with global container shipping lines and feeder services to secure their commitment to Taranto Container Terminal.

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