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YILPORT LEIXÕES Posts Record Volume In First Quarter 2020

YILPORT LEIXÕES posts record volume in first quarter 2020

Source: PortSEurope
Yilport Leixões (Porto, Portugal) handled 182.000 TEUs in the first quarter of 2020, increasing its volume by 8% compared to the same period of the previous year. Taken Q1 2018 into consideration, volume growth was 29%, clearly showing stellar growth under Yilport administration – June 5, 2020 The terminal handled 71.350 TEUs in March 2020 alone, setting a new record in the container segment. Yilport
Leixões also handled 5.3 million tons of general cargo in the first three months of 2020. Ro-ro cargo improved by 3.6% and supported Yilport Leixões’ continued success along with the increase in container volume. Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Yilport Holding Chairman and CEO said: “We focused on expansion efforts in 2020, and we are heavily investing in new equipment for Yilport Leixões to support increasing volumes. We ordered 6 automated e-RTGs as the first step, and they will be delivered in the first half of 2021. We are very happy with the first quarter results of Yilport Leixões in our Iberian region. We believe our projects in North and South Container Terminals (TCN & TCS) of Yilport Leixões will sustain our leading role in the Iberian region, growing throughput and boost Portuguese trade.” Within the scope of North Container Terminal reconversion and expansion works, quay wall extension, dredging for a deep draft of -16 m, yard capacity increases, STS and RTG investments are in progress. South Container Terminal expansion project also proceeds to be completed in the first days of 2021. Civil works, depot area, completion of RTG yard blocks, installation of the intermodal rail yard, installation of lighting poles, etc. are being carried out. The terminal conducts all these works with minimum impact on the daily operations. Additionally, the Navis N4 terminal operating system will be installed towards the end of 2020. Yilport Leixões Logistics Platform is another exciting project in the investment books. The platform will be developed in Logistics Center 1 of Yilport Leixões Logistics Platform, in an area of approximately 2.3 hectares and a privileged distance of 1.5 kilometers to the terminal. The platform will allow improved depot and storage capabilities for empty and loaded containers. It will offer additional services such as equipment maintenance and repair. In the second phase, CFS and contract logistics improvements will be in the focus. Yilport Leixões is the largest seaport in the north of Portugal, located in Porto. Concession holder Yilport Holding continues its commitment to the Portuguese economy and government to make Port of Leixões much more competitive than before. With consistent volume growth and breaking operational records, Yilport Leixões is not only strengthening its leading position by gateway throughput, but also investing in future growth by modernization and infrastructure projects. Yilport Holding is an international port operator with European commercial interests in Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Portugal and Spain. South European terminals include Gebze, Solventas, Gemport, Rotaport (all Turkey), Liscont, Figueira da For, Sotagas, Leixoes, Aveiro, Setubal, Tersado (all Portugal), Ferrol, Huelva (both Spain) and Gioia Tauro (Italy). The company is part of Turkey’s Yildirim Group of companies. Source: YILPORT

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