DP World Yarimca has smashed its own container handling record on one single vessel with 9.617TEU being loaded and discharged in a 4-crane operation within 63 hours.
The new record is nearly 50 % higher than the average vessel call size at the port and took place when the 19,462TEU ‘MSC INGY’ vessel docked at the Container terminal.
The record was made possible due to the increased capacity of the DP World Yarimca terminal following significant investment in recent years, with 4 cranes completing 140 moves at a rate of 35 moves per crane per hour
DP World Yarimca, CEO, Kris Adams said: “Thanks to the recent investments at DP World Yarimca, the terminal has gone from strength to strength at a time when we are seeing a significant rise in the size of the vessels coming to Turkey.
“This new record is testimony to the overall quality, efficiency and capacity of our operations, which have benefited hugely from the increased number of new generation quay cranes in operation at the port.
“Having that said, it would not have been possible to achieve this milestone without the dedication and commitment of our team on the ground. I am truly grateful for their efforts in helping us turn this record into a reality.”
About DP World
We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.
We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 181 business units in 64 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.
Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 56,000 employees from 140 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.
We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading technology to broaden our vision of more efficient, transparent and resilient world trade. We achieve this by leveraging disruptive innovation to create the smartest and most effective logistics solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.
About DP World Yarımca
One of the largest container terminals in the Marmara region, located on a land of 46 hectares, DP World Yarımca is capable of handling 1.3 million TEU with a team of 500 employees.
DP World Yarımca commenced operations in 2015 with an investment of 550 million US dollars. It is the first and only specialized port in the İzmit Gulf, catering to purpose-oriented container transportation business and using the most cutting-edge technologies in its operations.