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Yilport reports 5% year-on-year Increase in Container Throughput for the Full Year of 2018

15.2.2019

Yilport Holding, port management and logistics subsidiary of Yildirim Group, worldwide terminals handled 6.41 million TEU containers in 2018, reporting 5% year-on-year volume growth compared to 2017, the company said in its release. The company closed in on its target to rank among top 10 international container terminal operators by 2025 as it is listed in the 12th place according to 2018 Drewry’s Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast Report. The company also reached another high after winning Port Operator of the Year Award by Lloyd’s List in December 2018.

Yilport Holding reported a 5% year-on-year increase in container throughput for the full year of 2018, led by its 10 container terminals in Turkey, Scandinavia, Iberia, and Latin America.

Banana exports in Ecuador and containerization investments positively affected Latin American growth for Yilport Holding. Yilport Puerto Bolívar in Ecuador, the one and only deep-sea container terminal of the country, helped boosting Latin American container handling to 380.276 TEU, displaying 23% growth compared to 2017.

Yilport’s Nordic container terminals also added to the overall growth.

ilport’s marine terminals portfolio includes 5 terminals in Turkey, 7 in Portugal, 2 in Sweden, 2 in Spain, 1 in Norway, 1 in Malta, 1 in Peru, 1 in Guatemala, and 1 in Ecuador. Yilport’s consolidated annual handling capacity is calculated over 10 million TEUs in containers, 22 million tons of dry bulk and general cargo, 2.15 million cubic meters of liquid cargo, and ro-ro capacity of 1,000,000 CEUs. Yilport is looking forward to 2019 with an aggressive organic growth outlook across all operations.

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