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19 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:19 GMT+2



July 31, 2019

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Signed the contract that assigns to the management of the container terminal to the Polisettoriale Pier of Taranto to the Yilport Turk

In the Mediterranean the society manages four terminals in Turkey and is joint owner of the container terminal of Malta

Yesterday to Taranto, near the Aragonese Castle, the concession contract has been undersigned that assigns to the management of the container terminal to the Polisettoriale Pier of the city port to the Terminal Saint Cataldo Spa, society integrally controlled from the Holding Yilport Inc., company that in its turn takes part of the Turkish group Yildirim and to which at the end last year the Committee of management of the Authority of Harbour System of the Ionian Sea had deliberated to assign the management of the terminal(on 20 November 2018).

Yilport has begun to operate in 2004 acquiring the management of harbour activities in Turkey where currently work the terminals of Gebze, Gbemport, Rotaport and Solventas. In 2011 own activity in the Mediterranean has widened acquiring 50% of the capital of Malta Freeport, the society that manages the port Maltese container of Marsaxlokk. In the 2014 Turkish company own range to Scandinavia has extended where currently work terminal to Oslo (Norway) and Gävle and Stockholm (Sweden) and the next year, with the acquisition of the Tertir, has made sure the management of others ten harbour terminals, of which seven in Portugal, two in Spain and in Peru.

We remember that Yilport has obtained 50% of the capital of Malta Freeport, than up to now was the only investment of the society in the basin of the Mediterranean excluded those on the Turkish territory, buying it from the French shipowning group CMA CGM, that it is the third world-wide carrier of the field of the containerized marine transport and which the Yildirim group is shareholder possessing some 24% about of the capital, quota of which the during the last few years Turkish group has expressed intention many times over the intention to unravel ourselves.

In occasion of the ceremony of signature of the contract the city council member to the economic Development of the Region Apulia, I undermine Borraccino, has remembered that "after the escape of Evergreen (the taiwanese shipowning group that through the Taranto Container Terminal has participated to the management of the terminal to the Polisettoriale Pier until the beginning of 2015, ndr), Taranto had remained outside from the turn of the great marine carriers. Today Holding Yilport takes in delivery an infrastructure completely renewed and modernized. Thanks to work financed from institutional Contratto of development - it has emphasized Borraccino - the dock is requalified. The work has interested two tranche, each from 600 meters, and the test is carried out. To add that in recent days the regional committee has approved of varying to the PRG of the Municipality of Taranto for the new Portuale Town development plan, with relative final precisazioni to the environmental aspects, territorial constraints and the landscaped aspects and the town-planning aspects. All this in a picture in which Taranto she is to the center of the Jonian ZES, that she involves also the Basilicata. Now - it has evidenced the city council member - there are all the conditions for a concrete I throw again of the port of Taranto. It does not go forgotten, in order to conclude, than to I throw again of the Polisettoriale Pier is tied also the rioccupazione of the staff of Taranto Container Terminal. This new society, the Yilport, one of the greater ones to the world in the field, is called to currently outside giving finally to a perspective to the workers production, all expert characterizing and".

PSA Genova Pra'
Vincenzo Miele



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