Yilport Gets Nod for Italian Terminal Concession

PortIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license

Port and terminal operator, Yilport Holding, has moved closer to its proposed concession of a container terminal at Italy’s Port of Taranto.

Namely, the company received an initial approval for the concession from the Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS) in early August.

“We are very happy to hear that our proposal has been accepted and published. Yilport is enthusiastic about Taranto Container Terminal and committed to Taranto’s rise in the port industry,” Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Chairman of Yilport Holding, said.

Yilport plans to deliver its vision to improve Taranto Container Terminal as both a gateway terminal and also a transshipment hub of tomorrow, as well as boost container volumes. The terminal operator also intends to collaborate with local operators to develop breakbulk, project cargo and ro-ro traffic.

Yilport’s proposal to operate the entire set of multi-purpose port facilities in Taranto covers developing and revamping the terminal facilities to attract and grow container volume, improve the logistics network and serve general cargo and ro-ro traffic.

“We will prepare the terminal for the future of container shipping industry. Soon, we will start our talks with major global container shipping lines and feeder services for their commitment to Taranto Container Terminal,” Yildirim added.

Current annual container handling capacity of the terminal is about 2 million TEUs with a quayside draft of -16.5 meters. Yilport plans to expand annual handling capacity to over 4 million TEUs via investments in the next 10 years.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Oct 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition 2018

The annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition is the meeting point for the whole ocean energy sector…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

CWC World LNG & Gas Series: 10th Asia Pacific Summit

Bringing together the key LNG buyers and sellers from across the globe, the Summit provides…

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC)

It is unique in bringing together the oil and gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry…

read more >