Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) March 5, 2020 – Last month, Yilport Holding has reported that its terminals globally handled 6.15 million TEU containers (4.57 million TEU on equity basis) in 2019; recorded 11.53 million tons of general cargo volume, 317,000 CEU Ro-Ro operations, and 3.43 million m³ of liquid cargo volume. The main drivers of growth were Latin America, Iberia, Nordic Region and Turkey despite global
economic and political turmoil. Consolidated container throughput across Turkey terminals was 1,115,103 TEUs, a 3% increase in volume. Yilport Gebze added four new e-RTG’s to its equipment, finished berth construction and renovated the liquid terminal. Yilport Gemlik who welcomed new Containership 2 services (Libya and Tunisia) in October 2019, added a new 80,000 m² yard capacity. Thus Yilport designed annual container handling capacity reach 2 million TEU. Solventas Liquid Terminal in Dilovasi, Turkey, sustained its leading position in the region by handling 3,108,000 cubic meter liquid cargo. Rotaport completed its merger with the adjacent Marmara Shipyard and extended its port operations, and with access to railway opened new logistics opportunities. Yilport Nordic grew, driven by the Nordic countries’ target of shifting from road transport to marine transport. Total volumes handled in the region were 495,300 TEUs in container operations, 2,241,502 tons in general cargo and 28,200 CEUs. Regional volume increased by 4%. Main drivers of growth were Stockholm Nord with a 75% increase and Yilport Oslo with 8%. Gävle Container Terminal continued expansion works to reach 1,000,000 TEUs annual capacity, in addition to the ongoing construction of its fully automated high-rise paper warehouse of 600,000 tons capacity, the foodstuff laboratory and a new logistics area adjacent to the port. Malta Freeport (Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd, Yilport owns 50%) lost 600,000 TEU due to the one of the Maersk’s services leaving the port, and throughput went down to 2.72 million TEUs in 2019, from 3.3 million TEU in 2018. Yilport Iberia’s portfolio closed the year with 1.22 million TEUs, 3.71 million tons of general cargo and 37,000 CEUs in 2019. New service calls to Yilport Figueira da Foz and Yilport Sotagus helped the region capture 11% volume increase. Expansion projects have taken places at Leixões, Liscont, Huelva, and Aveiro. After starting the container terminal project at South of Port of Leixões (Porto) in 2019, the capacity of the terminal will be increased to 900,000 TEUs by making an investment of €43 million ($47.96 million). Source: Yilport Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.