Taranto - Yilport, the container terminal operator controlled by Yildirim Holding, has signed a concession deal with Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS), the institution responsible for managing the Port of Taranto in Italy, for its multipurpose terminal.
The deal was signed on 30 July 2019, at Castello Aragonese in Taranto, Italy by Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Yilport Holding Chairman, and Sergio Prete, the President of Taranto Port Authority. The agreement appoints Yilport to undertake all operations at the multipurpose terminal of Taranto Port for 49 years.
“We have a strong presence in the Mediterranean. We are in Malta and operate seven ports between Spain and Portugal,” said Robert Yuksel Yildrim, the president of the Yildrim Group. “Being able to enter Italy and work here in Taranto is like filling in the missing piece of a puzzle that we are building globally. The infrastructure was there but there was no one to take care of it. Our intention is to create another success story in Taranto.”
Taranto Container Terminal will offer container operations under Yilport’s expertise. The terminal offers high-level productivity on 1 million square meters’ land area. Easy access to highway network, and 5 active rail platforms connect Port of Taranto directly to the national railway system. The terminal is also eligible to serve up to Post-Panamax sized container vessels with -16.5 meters draft.