Yilport Holding reports 18% container growth in H1 2021

Yilport Holding saw 18% growth in container volumes across its 22 terminals in the first half of 2021, handling a total of 2.5mn TEU.

The company also reached over 15mn TEU consolidated annual container handling in 2021 through its global portfolio.

Its global portfolio also recorded just under 5.5mn tonnes of general cargo volume, up 13% compared to the first half of 2020.

Yilport began 2021 with an order of 17 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 42 rubber-tyred gantries (RTG) with delivery dates throughout 2021.

Its terminals in Turkey (Yilport Gebze, Gemlik, Solventas, and Rotaport) handled 631,000 TEU, 2.4mn tonnes of general cargo and 1.7mn cubic m of liquid cargo in the first half of 2021.

The Turkish terminals achieved double digit revenue growth of 16% compared to the same period of 2020, mainly driven by the 26% increase in container volume.

Ongoing infrastructure investment boosted performance as Yilport Gemlik Terminal received four new 23-row quay cranes, becoming the only terminal in the Mamara region to offer eight quay cranes on a single 1,000 m linear berth.

Yilport Gebze’s ambitious railway project also started in early 2021 and aims to be active within one year when cargo trains will directly access Yilport Gebze and Rotaport terminals.

The company also has plans to create a new inland rail terminal near the capital city of Ankara, which is scheduled to be operational in the first half of 2022.

In the Nordic Region Yilport Gävle, Oslo and Stockholm Nord terminals handled an overall container volume of 260,100 TEU and 862,700 tonnes of general cargo.

While Yilport Oslo saw a strong rise in containers of 15%, overall container volume was up 5% compared to the first half of 2020 in the Nordic region.

Yilport Gävle invested in three Super Post Panamax semi-automated STS cranes and six semi-automated RTGs which will be operational before the end of 2021.

The company’s Iberian terminals handled 593,300 TEU and 1.3mn tonnes general of cargo in the first half of 2021, representing an increase of 10% and 5% respectively.

Yilport Holding continued its investment in the Iberan region, commissioning three super post-Panamax STS cranes for Huelva and two super post-Panamax semi-automated 24-row STS cranes manufactured by Mitsui E&S for Liscont which will be operational by the end of the year.

Additionally, the company will invest in two more STS cranes in Liscont in the future.

The operator’s Latin American terminals handled 292,000 TEU and 804,200 tonnes of general cargo, representing a respective 12% and 25% growth year-on-year in these sectors.

Investments and development projects are continuing for Puerto Bolívar in Ecuador, TPE Paita in Peru and OLG in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.

Two new super post-Panamax 22-row STS cranes have gone into operation at Puerto Bolívar and four more super post-Panamax semi-automated 24-row STS cranes will be shipped in the second half of 2022.

On top of that, six new e-RTGs have also been commissioned and are operational at the terminal with 12 more new e-RTGs to be delivered by the end of the year.

Yilport’s San Cataldo Container Terminal in Taranto, Italy, began its transformation into a fully equipped terminal in July 2021.

The company is completely revamping seven STS cranes, 16 rail-mounted gantries (RMGs), various yard equipment and civil infrastructure.

Most of the work has been completed and four quay cranes have become operational as of July this year.

The terminal is expected to become fully operational at the end of 2021, bringing 2m teu annual handling capacity to the Mediterranean and Adriatic regions.

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