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New cranes for Yilport Holding’s Puerto Bolívar

New cranes for Yilport Holding’s Puerto Bolívar
The cranes arrived at the terminal on March 26

Yilport Holding has received two new ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes and six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at its Puerto Bolívar terminal in Ecuador.

The cranes from Mitsui E&S Machinery Co. Ltd represent an investment of US$35m and are part of the expansion and modernisation project of the terminal.

Each of the two new STS cranes have a reach of up to 62 m (22 rows) designed to serve ships of Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULVCs).

The RTGs have a reach of 1-over6 high and 7+1 wide in handling operations that will also have other state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology software.

Yilport Puerto Bolívar, which aims to be the leading terminal in the West Coast of Latin America, has increased its capacity and efficiency with the new equipment.

Additionally, Yilport has ordered a total of 18 RTG cranes and four STS cranes from Mitsui as part of the modernisation and expansion project.

The remaining 12 RTGs will be delivered in two shipments in November 2021 and June 2022 while the remaining STS cranes will be delivered in February 2022 and September 2022.

Puerto Bolívar will also receive 36 terminal tractors from Kalmar to be delivered between March 2021 and May 2021, as well as 39 trailers from Seyit Usta.

All of these purchases are included in Yilport’s 2021 plans for equipment investments across its global terminal portfolio.