YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
YILPORT Holding’s latest investment, two brand new state-of-the-art mobile harbor cranes from Gottwald are operational now, the company said in its release.
Following necessary site erection process, two mobile harbor cranes from Gottwald sailed from Westdore, Holland started their operations. These two The Gottwald HMK 8410 Mobile Harbor Cranes have 58 meters working radius, 100 tons safe working load, 60 meters boom length and are capable of serving vessels up to 19 rows wide.
In 2017, two MHCs had arrived at the terminal to speed up terminal operations and improve productivity. With these two state-of-the-art mobile harbor cranes to have become operational in November 2019; the terminal now operates with totally four mobile harbor cranes in its berth of -14.5 m draft.
YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now waits for the arrival of its upcoming equipment investment to get close to its target of elevating the port among the leading terminals capable of handling ultra-large container vessels in the West Coast of Latin America. Phase 1 investments in Ecuador’s YILPORT Puerto Bolívar will be 6 STS gantry cranes and 18 electrified rubber-tired gantry (e-RTG) cranes to be delivered by Mitsui E&S Machinery Co.
These gantry cranes will be delivered in three shipments to complete YILPORT’s concession commitment for Puerto Bolívar. The first part of three shipments to include 2 STS gantry cranes with 22-row outreach and 6 e-RTG cranes will be delivered in January 2020. Additionally, 36 brand new terminal tractor and 36 trailers will support current terminal equipment. After the completion of first phase of dredging operations, the channel and the port currently has -14.5 meters draft. Second part of dredging operation will bring the draft to -16.5 meters to allow YILPORT Puerto Bolivar to serve largest container vessels.