On January 1st, 2004 YILDIRIM Group purchased Sedef Shipping Industry, Inc. from STFA Holding, Inc. Then, on January 1st, 2005 YILDIRIM Group purchased Alemdar Holding, Inc. and subsequently merged the operations to create YILPORT Container Terminal and Port Operators, Inc.

The Home Terminal at YILPORT Gebze was expanded and fitted with 8 STS and a pioneering installation of APS crane OCR integration with NAVIS N4 in Turkey. The RTG’s were electrified and the standard was set for Turkish ports in terms of productivity, efficiency, safety and customer dedication. We are proud of our multipurpose one-stop-shop.

YILPORT initiated the Gemlik project in 2011, designed to handle the largest of vessels, previously not able to dock in Turkey. In the same period we acquired Gemport, a leading 600k TEU capacity container and RoRo facility adjacent to the Gemlik project.

In 2011, 50% of the Malta Freeport ownership was conferred to YILDIRIM Group who passed this on to YILPORT.

We expanded further our portfolio further acquiring RotaPort in 2012. Its dedicated bulk handling equipment and multimodality will continue to lead the port industry.

To manage its increasing portfolio YILPORT established its Holding in 2012 to oversee and manage the increasing operations across the globe and to become the first Turkish global port operator. 

Today, YILPORT has become Turkey’s most developed container terminal as a result of the major investments that have continued since the establishment of YILPORT in 2005. This includes continued introduction of state-of-the art technologies across all operations.

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