THE GIANTS BEGIN TO WALK!
We provide world class service to our customers by using state of the art equipment and technology!
YILPORT will celebrate the 2014 New Year in Gemlik by adding four new, Super-Post-Panamax gantry cranes to its Gemlik port. The cranes, manufactured in Japan by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. (MES), are amongst the most technologically advanced and of the highest quality in the world.
The global shipping industry is changing at a rapid pace with the size of the mega vessels continuing to increase. One vessel is now capable of transporting roughly 18,000 twenty foot containers! Shipping lines like Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and CMA CGM already call YILPORT ’s Gemport facility and they will soon get the benefit of the best equipment, best service, and highest productivity in the entire region.
According to Mehmet YILDIRIM, “Our company is committed to support the needs of our customers and you witness this with our continued focus on investment in the region. These new Mitsui Paceco cranes will allow the YILPORT Gemlik and the entire Bursa region to compete at a new level for international and domestic cargos.”
Mr. YILDIRIM went on to state that: “...these cranes are incredible pieces of machinery, but they require highly trained people to operate and support them. That is why we have our Turkish technicians training in Japan. We have a state-of-the-art crane simulator in Gemport and continue to use this valuable machine to develop the skills of the local drivers.”
The cranes, due to arrive soon after the New Year 2014, will travel from Oita, Japan to Gemlik, Turkey and the entire trip will take approximately fifty (50) days. Due to their giant dimensions, the ship must navigate around the Southern tip of Africa. Upon arrival at Gemlik the cranes will be carefully offloaded at the new facility under the direction of YILPORT’s engineering experts. The entire commissioning process and start of operations is expected to complete within ninety (90) days. It is expected that the first container vessel will be serviced at the new facility in the first week of April, 2014.