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Ecuador’s first deep sea terminal YILPORT Puerto Bolívar orders 6 new STS and 18 E-RTG cranes
As part of its modernization and expansion project, YILPORT Puerto Bolívar has ordered 6 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 18 electrified rubber-tired gantry (E-RTG) cranes from Mitsui E&S Machinery Co. to boost capabilities of the terminal and meet customer expectations by YILPORT Holding’s global standards. The cranes will be delivered in three shipments to support increasing volumes and modernization plans of YILPORT Puerto Bolívar. In the first phase, 2 STS cranes and 6 RTG cranes are expected to be delivered in the last quarter of 2019. The second and third deliveries to include 4 STS and 12 RTG cranes will be shipped in the first half of 2020. The first 2 STS cranes will have 62 meters 22 rows out-reach capacity, designed to serve 14,000 TEU vessels. Remaining 4 STS cranes will have 67 meters 24 rows out-reach capacity
Yilport starts investments in Ecuador’s Puerto Bolívar container terminal
Yilport Holding started investments in Ecuador’s Puerto Bolívar container terminal by installing two mobile harbor cranes. The MHCs arrived on 21 May, and the equipment will be operational by the first week of June, the company said in its press release. The new cranes will provide terminal services to the container vessels at Puerto Bolívar’s new berth, which is 300 meters’ long with a draft of -14 meters. MSC Panama container feeder service is already calling Yilport Puerto Bolívar terminal, and the new cranes are expected to attract more calls. Yilport Holding CMO, Mr. Erhan CILOGLU stated that Yilport’s global standards will boost Puerto Bolívar container terminal as a strategic hub for Ecuador’s fresh fruit trade and provide exporters with more options on their worldwide shipments.
Turkish port operator Yıldırım Holding to construct large port in Ecuador
Yildırım Holding will invest in the construction of a port in Ecuador, and the framework agreement for the $750 million project was signed in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Ecuador. Speaking to Anadolu Agency about the project, Yıldırım Holding CEO Yüksel Yıldırım noted that the project would be completed in five phases, each with 500,000 TEU capacity, and $240 million would be invested in the first phase, using the holdings equities plus loans. The project will be Turkey’s biggest investment in the country, and once completed, the port will be the largest container port on the Pacific Ocean coast of Latin America. “This will be a crucial port in the YILPORT network, once we include it in our global port portfolio. Mostly bananas, shrimps, other seafood and mineral products will be exported from the port, known as Puerto Bolivar, which at the same time will support the exports of the country,” said Yıldırım. The dredging depth will first be 14 meters, and then will increase to 17 meters to allow even the largest vessels to moor. The handover ceremony for the port is scheduled to be completed in April. Source: Anadolu AgencyUpload News