YILPORT Puerto Bolívar Officiated Event for the Arrival of New Cranes and Driving of The First Pile of Berth #6
On Tuesday, March 30th YILPORT Puerto Bolívar held an official ceremony to present the new STS and RTG cranes arrived at the terminal, and the Driving of the First Pile of the New Berth #6.
Authorities and a select group of attendees were present at the ceremony, such as the main shipping lines of Ecuador, exporters, importers, associations and unions part of Puerto Bolívar community. The state-of-the-art equipment was presented in the ceremony, and the attendees were informed on the progress of terminal projects.
Marcelo Loor, The Minister of Transportation and Public Works of Ecuador; Alfredo Jurado, the Regional Manager of Corporate Affairs of YILPORT LATAM; Clemente Bravo, Prefect of the Province of El Oro; Danny Gamez, Governor of the Province of El Oro; and Christian Elte, General Manager of MSC del Ecuador were the guests of honor to have speeches at the ceremony. The speakers highlighted the importance of YILPORT’s investments, which notably increase the competitiveness of the terminal and contributes to the economic development of the region.
The new cranes constitute the first batch of 3 deliveries in total, scheduled for the year 2021. The investment is close to 22 million dollars, which are part of the First Phase of the Expansion and Modernization Project of the Puerto Bolívar Terminal.
The 2 new STS cranes have a reach of up to 62 meters (22 rows) designed to service 14,000 TEU ships while the RTGs have a reach of 1 over 6 high and 7 + 1 wide, in addition to the operations as well. They will include other state-of-the-art equipment and state-of-the-art software that will allow the YILPORT Puerto Bolívar terminal to reach new capacities and increase its efficiency and capacity.
Construction of New Berth #6
YILPORT immediately proceeded to carry out the necessary activities to start the implementation of the new pier 6, once the land transfer process was completed on 4 September 2020. This important infrastructure will increase the terminal's capacity by an additional 450 meters of pier, constituting an investment of 176 million dollars. The first section of the pier is estimated to be operational by mid-2022.