YILPORT Holding took 55% share in Puerto Quetzal to execute the multi-purpose quay operations in the terminal as of 18 October 2018 after the contract having signed between Port Authority and YILPORT Holding. Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port is the 21st port operated by YILPORT Holding all around the world and the 3rd one in YILPORT LATAM Region after YILPORT Puerto Bolívar (Ecuador) and YILPORT Paita (Perú).
Puerto Quetzal, located 102 km from Guatemala City, is the first multi-purpose Guatemalan port on the Pacific Ocean and is able to accommodate vessels up to Panamax size. The terminal in which general cargo, container, liquid cargo, and Ro-Ro handled serves as a multipurpose terminal with its 820m long main berth and 11 meters draft by offering space for four vessels at the same time.
The First YILPORT Investment is Already on The Way: Puerto Quetzal Expects Its 4 Mobile Harbor Cranes (MHC)
YILPORT Holding has already started investing to Puerto Quetzal with 4 Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes of LHM 600 specially designed to load and unload up to super new-Panamax-sized vessels. In the first part of delivery, 2 MHCs are expected to arrive at Puerto Quetzal in November.
With their lifting capacity up to 208 tonnes and outreach of up to 58 meters, the new MHCs are suitable for container movement, dedicated bulk handling, heavy lifts, and project cargo. The cranes are capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows across the ship. Thanks to increasing speed and flexibility they provide to operations, YILPORT Puerto Quetzal will be able to give services to ships up to new-Panamax size (with a cargo capacity of up to 13,000 TEU). The new cranes were already shipped on the 3rd week of October from Rostock, Germany and will arrive at Puerto Quetzal on the first week of November and will be operational soon after the assembly and commissioning of the equipment. The other 2 cranes are expected to be delivered in the first half of 2019.
Yildirim Group's subsidiary YILPORT Holding Inc. was established in August 2011 to consolidate port and container terminal and now globally operates 20 marine ports and terminals: 5 in Turkey, 7 in Portugal, 2 in Spain, 2 in Sweden, 1 in Peru, 1 in Malta, 1 in Norway, and 1 in Ecuador. Additionally, YILPORT operates 6 dry terminals: 5 in Turkey and 1 in Sweden.
YILPORT Holding aims to create world-class, multipurpose facilities on an international scale. The company’s versatile service range includes the container, bulk, liquid, general and project cargo handling, ro-ro terminal services. YILPORT also has an expanded range of services including trucking, railway transportation, mineral storage and loading, warehousing, container feeder vessel services, freight forwarding and more. YILPORT Holding is currently ranked 12th among international container terminal operators by 2018 Drewry Report.