Yilport Ferrol Container Terminal has welcomed its first vessel, a trial multimodal container service from MacAndrews on its way to Poland.
The objective for the new facility is to turn the trial into a weekly service from Yilport Ferrol that will link Northwest Spain to Scandinavia, the UK and Poland.
Yilport Holding CEO Christian Blauert said: “Ferrol offers the deepest container terminal in the Atlantic Coast of Southwest Europe with 20 m of draft. We know that paradigms in European logistics are changing.
“Now, the Iberian Peninsula provides shippers the chance to reduce costs, congestion and carbon emissions by getting closer to the European market.”
Yilport Holding, the port management and logistics subsidiary of Yildirim Group, acquired Ferrol Container Terminal, a part of Tertir portfolio in 2015.
The facility offers a quay wall of 1,450 m, 20 m draft, and an annual container handling capacity up to 1.5m teu in its 290,000 sq m of land area.
The terminal is also connected to the Spanish highway system, granting it the capacity to serve the Iberian hinterland.
The logistics network extends to the south to Portugal through A-9, to the southeast to Madrid through A-6, and to the east to Cantabria and Basque Country through AG-64 and A-8 highways.