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Yilport Hits Hot Streak in 2018
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Yilport Hits Hot Streak in 2018

Turkish port giant sees 5% year on year growth

2018 was a golden year of continuing growth at Yilport Holding, the Turkish port management and logistics subsidiary of Yildirim Group.

The worldwide Yilport terminals handled 6.41 million TEU containers in 2018, reporting 5% year-on-year volume growth compared to 2017.

The company closed in on its target to rank among top 10 international container terminal operators by 2025 as it is listed in the 12th place according to 2018 Drewry’s Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast Report.

The company also reached another high after winning Port Operator of the Year Award by Lloyd’s List in December 2018.

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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, 1 in Guatemala, and 1 in Ecuador.

Yilport CEO Robert Yildirim
Yilport CEO Robert Yildirim

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 TEU 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.

Yilport is looking forward to 2019 with an “aggressive organic growth outlook across all operations”.

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