YILPORT becomes a member of FEPORT

Associations, Ports & Terminals — By on March 8, 2018 at 3:21 PM

YILPORT Holding Inc. was established in August 2011 to consolidate port and container terminal operations of Yildirim Group under one roof.

YILPORT’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, and 1 in Ecuador. In addition, YILPORT’s dry terminals portfolio includes 3 in Gebze, and 2 in Gemlik in Turkey, and the Stockholm Nord Dry Terminal in Sweden. 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.

In 2017, YILPORT has achieved outstanding business results.  The group’s terminals handled 4.3 million TEU containers, reporting 9.5% year-on-year container volume growth compared to 2016 performance. The main drivers of growth were Turkey’s growing seaborne trade and Swedish exports. This growth has allowed YILPORT to be ranked as 13th on Drewry international terminal operators list in 2017.

In 2017, YILPORT also recorded 9.5 million tons of general cargo volume, 364,100 CEU ro-ro operations and 3.67 million cubic meters of liquid cargo volume.

“We are following our vision to be TOP 10 operator and focusing upon to realize a strong organic as well as inorganic growth within all YILPORT occupations. So, as well we are increasing our footprint in EUROPE and it is logically following the need to be more present within the European political environment.

FEPORT offers us a good platform and network to get in touch with the European politicians as well as to team up with other members acting in our industry to communicate common thoughts and interests. We are glad to join the group and look forward to very interesting discussions” commented Mr. Christian Blauert, CEO of YILPORT.

“We are very glad to welcome YILPORT as new member of FEPORT. Our organization is increasing the geographical scope of the representation of terminal operators and private port companies. A group like YILPORT is bringing an insightful customer experience and we are delighted to have them on board. It is crucial to join forces to raise awareness about the main challenges our industry is facing” said Mr. Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT.

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