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26 March 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:04 GMT+1

April 10, 2018

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The terminalista society Turkish Holding Yilport is ready to disembark in America North

Negotiations in course with the Mississippi It are Port Authority in order to carry out investments and to manage activity in the port of Gulfport

The terminalista society Holding Yilport of the Turkish group Holding Yildirim is ready to extends to the America North own net of harbour terminals, than currently as well as Turkey (Gebze, Gemport, Rotaport and Solventas) covers the Mediterranean (Malta Freeport), the Iberian peninsula (Aveiro, Ferrol, Figueira da Foz, Huelva, Leixoes, Liscont, Setubal, Sotagus and Tersado), Scandinavia (Gävle, Oslo and Stockholm) and the Latin America (Paita and Puerto Bolivar). The Turkish company has in fact undersigned a letter of attempts with the Mississippi American Is been Port Authority (MSPA) that it previews an analysis of the two diligence and start of negotiations for the possible start of the activity of Holding Yilport in the port of Gulfport, that is situated on the final feature of the Mississippi river to 29 kilometers from the Gulf of Mexico.

The Mississippi Is been Port Authority is completing the project of restructure and potenziamento of the port of Gulfport that is started as a result of the destructions caused from the Katrina hurricane in 2005 and that it has involved a remarkable increment of the ability to the fluvial harbour port of call with a total investment of 570 million dollars. Moreover the harbour authority has remembered that last November US Army Corps of Engineers has authorized a project of expansion of the port of Gulfport that to return possible the performance of a program of dredging and filling of a usable area of 282 acres in order to widen the harbour activities.

The MSPA has specified that if last one will be reached an agreement with Holding Yilport this will be engaged to carry out ulterior investments for the infrastructure realization new and the purchase of equipments and means. "Getting ahead the negotiations with Yilport - it has explained the managing director and general manager of the MSPA, Jonathan Daniels - the port of Gulfport has the only opportunity to take in consideration a public-private partnership that could lead to a meaningful investment in ulterior infrastructures and could offer to both the parts a greater total cover. Our central position will allow with Yilport to ulteriorly expand international the commercial routes from Gulfport and to increase the traffic of the goods".

Last year in the port of Gulfport tons of cargos are enlivened 2,5 million. In the field of the container the traffic has been pairs to 216.683 teu, while the traffic of motor vehicles has been of 204.840 units.

Port Authority has remembered that the Yildirim group is already anticipates in the United States with a plant for the production of ferroleghe to Butler, in Pennsylvania, and has evidenced that mining, chemical, energetic, harbour and logistic the group Turkish, that is active mainly in the fields metallurgical, among other things stops a participation pairs to 24% in the French shipowning group CMA CGM, that is the third main world-wide company in the segment of the containerized marine transport.

"Since we consider of having know-how-how and experience of remarkable level in the world-wide multipurpose harbour activities and that we find a deficiency of investments in many American ports - the president of Holding Yilport has declared, Robert Yuksel Yildirim - we engage ourselves with the Gulfport Port Authority to upgrade and to improve the terminalistica productivity and of the services applying to Gulfport harbour technologies to the vanguard to the aim to return the port most competitive of the region. In particular - it has added Yildirim - we believe that Gulfport has large a potential one in order to above all increase the volume of traffic of the perishable goods destined to the American Midwest from the terminals managed from Yilport in Ecuador and Peru and the Latin America. Moreover there is ulterior potential for the little ones and means loaders represented from the exploitation of the societies of trading of the group in order exporting produced containerized, liquids and bulk from the USA Gulf".

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