Yilport Puerto Bolívar has ordered the equipment
from Mitsui E&S Machinery as part of its modernization and expansion
project. The cranes will be delivered in three shipments to support increasing
volumes and modernization plans of Yilport Puerto Bolívar.
In the first phase, two STS cranes and six RTG cranes are
expected to be delivered in the last quarter of 2019. The second and third
deliveries to include 4 STS and 12 RTG cranes will be shipped in the first half
The first 2 STS cranes will have a reach capacity of 62
meters and 22 rows, designed to serve 14,000 TEU vessels. The remaining STS
cranes will have a 67 meters 24 rows out-reach capacity, which will allow them
to serve the largest containerships carrying up to 20,000 TEUs.
E-RTG cranes will be 1 over 6 high and 7+1 wide to handle
the yard operations. All 18 E-RTG cranes will be fitted with state-of-the-art
technologies and equipment, according to the port operator.
“When we acquired Yilport Puerto Bolívar, we committed to
bringing state-of-the-art technology, infrastructure, and equipment to Ecuador.
Development is a never-ending job for us, so we are more than happy to empower
our terminal with the world’s most advanced crane equipment from Mitsui,” Robert
Yuksel Yildirim, the Chairman of YILPORT Holding, said.
In addition to the arrival of 2 state-of-the-art mobile
harbor cranes (MHC) in May 2017, the new STS and E-RTG cranes will enhance
Yilport Puerto Bolívar’s equipment portfolio. The company’s investment is not
only limited to STS and RTG. MHC, terminal tractor, reach stacker, and empty
handlers are also on the way to expand existing equipment capacity of Yilport