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Yilport’s San Cataldo Container Terminal, Taranto Port, Set To Welcome First Ship

Yilport’s San Cataldo Container Terminal, Taranto port, set to welcome first ship

Source: CMA CGM
On July 12, Yilport’s revived San Cataldo Container Terminal in Taranto, Italy, will the receive the maiden call of the CMA CGM TURMED service vessel – July 9, 2020 San Cataldo Container Terminal, the latest terminal in Yilport’s portfolio starts its operations while continuing substructure and infrastructure works. The terminal, located in Taranto, Southern Italy, will conduct its first operation with the maiden call of
CMA CGM TURMED service vessel on July 12, 2020. In the TURMED service, four container vessels of 1300 TEU will be deployed. The service calls at Turkey, Italy, Tunisia and Malta, providing access to CMA CGM’s global network of services that reach more than 420 ports on six continents. Starting from 10 July, 2020, it will connect Italy and Turkey in just three days. This will support the growth of bilateral Italian-Turkish trade and commerce. San Cataldo Container Terminal will provide a fast and efficient intermodal link towards Central and Northern Italy, particularly the cities of Milan, Piacenza, Bologna, Jesi and Marcianise with Port of Taranto’s on-dock direct rail connection to national railways. Yilport Holding’s latest container terminal SCCT is eligible to serve up to ultra-large container vessels with its -16.5 meters draft. The terminal has 1 million square meters yard area, and 160,000 m² of CFS and empty container services area. It also provides stuffing, stripping, inspection, M&R, PTI, sweeping, cleaning, and empty container inspection, and conditioning services. SCCT is directly connected to the national railway system with 5 active rail platforms, where the terminal connects with Northern European overland. The world’s 12th largest international container terminal operator Yilport Holding will bring its industry-acclaimed high standards to the Puglia region, offering all types of terminal equipment and strong management teams. After revamping of all the terminal equipment, SCCT will initially be serving to its clients with 2 STS gantry cranes with 22-row outreach, 5 STS gantry cranes with 18-row outreach, 16 RMG cranes, 1 MHC, reach stackers, ECH equipment, and terminal tractors. Annual terminal handling capacity will be 2 million TEU initially. 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, and Huelva (both Spain). The company is part of Turkey’s Yildirim Group of companies. Source: Yilport

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