• 2018 October 24 12:01

    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, which will allow them to serve the largest containerships up to 20,000 TEUs. E-RTG cranes will be 1 over 6 high and 7+1 wide to handle the yard operations. All 18 E-RTG cranes will be fitted with state-of-the-art technologies and equipment.
     
    In addition to the arrival of 2 state-of-the-art mobile harbor cranes (MHC) on 21 May 2017, the new STS and E-RTG cranes will enhance YILPORT Puerto Bolívar’s equipment portfolio. The company’s investment is not only limited to STS and RTG. MHC, terminal tractor, reach stacker, and empty handlers are also on the way to expand existing equipment capacity of YILPORT Puerto Bolívar, the first deep-sea terminal of Ecuador.

    The first phase of dredging works ended on 31 May 2018, and the terminal reached -14.5 meters of the draft. This is an operational depth capable of generating an important change for cargo handling in the southern part of Ecuador. Current draft allows YILPORT Puerto Bolívar to handle large vessels of the world. Latest STS and RTG equipment will enable the port to operate +22,000 TEU ultra-large container vessels.

    The second dredging phase will be completed before the delivery of new crane equipment and the terminal will reach -17 meters of draft below both berth and channel. The investments aim to elevate YILPORT Puerto Bolívar among the leading terminals prepared and equipped to handle ultra-large ships in West Coast of the Latin American region.

    YILPORT Holding, a subsidiary of Yildirim Group of Companies is the fastest growing international container terminal operator in the world and is currently ranked 12th among international container terminal operators by 2018 Drewry Report. The company portfolio consists of 20 marine terminals in 8 countries. YILPORT Holding secured the rights to Puerto Bolívar in Machala City, Ecuador in August 2016. The 50-year concession deal aiming to turn Puerto Bolívar into the largest and the most advanced state-of-the-art terminal on the Pacific Coast of Latin America also marks the largest Turkish investment in Ecuador and Latin Amerika. At the end of Phase 1 expansion, YILPORT Puerto Bolívar will be able to have 1 million TEU capacity. YILPORT plans to have 5 phases to increase the capacity of Puerto Bolívar to 2.5 million TEU as per demand continue to increase. In line with the committed expansion and modernization process, YILPORT Puerto Bolívar keeps investing and building infrastructure in the terminal to enhance the terminal’s role in the region.




2019 April 21

15:38 WheelHouse names Ian Morris as Vice President of Operations
14:34 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to Far East, Middle East Gulf and Red Sea
12:37 USCG offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
11:31 CMA CGM hikes rates on Asia to Kenya, Tanzania service
11:07 Kinder Morgan raises dividend by 25%, announces Q1 2019 results

2019 April 20

16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia - the Middle East Gulf trade
15:02 MOL pledges support for Mozambique in wake of devastating cyclone
14:42 USCG Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
13:27 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trade
13:12 Carnival Cruise Line, CFVI unveil revitalized Griffith Park in St. Thomas for local children
12:26 BC Ferries celebrates Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island
11:04 Certification of Arkona offshore wind farm by DNV GL confirms safe and reliable power supply
10:49 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction
10:38 Boskalis acquires EUR 75M dredging contracts in Indonesia

2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
10:19 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.04% to $71.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.38% to $64
09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019
13:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
12:49 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first quarter 2019
12:13 Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event
11:51 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combat training missions as part of final check for winter training season
11:27 ASCO took part in TransRussia-2019
11:00 ZIM joins to blockchain shipping solution TradeLens
10:44 Shareholders agreement on construction of Lavna terminal signed under Murmansk Transport Hub project
10:28 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $71.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $63.82
10:09 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
09:53 Keppel secures integration and upgrading contracts worth around S$160 million
09:37 Tri-City ports take part in Seatrade Cruise Global
09:36 Bunker Market this morning, April 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 767 points

2019 April 17

19:00 SMS Towage’s Humber fleet adds new tug
18:36 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from Asia to North Africa