Modernisation Continues at YILPORT’s Gemport and Gemlik

first_imgMay 13, 2014 zoom Gemport, YILPORT Holding’s largest container port in Turkey, has gone live with the latest version of Navis N4 having replaced its legacy system.The change to Navis N4 is part of YILPORT’s modernization and development program for YILPORT Gemport and Gemlik. YILPORT has already centralized its vessel planning, berth management, and logistics operations.Soon the organization will open the new Gemlik terminal which includes the commissioning of four new MES cranes from Japan that are capable of working 18,000 TEU vessels with an anticipated baseline productivity of 35 moves per hour, per crane. Phase One capacity will be 1m TEU and subsequent phases exceeding 2m TEU.According to Omer ARTUK, CTO of YILPORT Holding, “the migration from the home-grown terminal operating system to Navis N4 was performed solely by YILPORT employees. In simplest terms, Navis provided the software and we did the rest.”The newly commissioned system immediately received a stress test as the terminal handled record cargo volumes immediately following the weekend transition. For April, Gemport container volumes were nearly 40,000 TEU with an all-time record of 50 container vessel calls.“YILPORT has standardized on Navis and will now look to deploy the APS crane and gate OCR systems as a part of the terminal modernization program. Additional technologies to be deployed include the Bromma weight sensors, web portals for e-commerce, power and equipment monitoring systems, and an intense focus on integration with our customers,” states Sean R. Pierce, CEO of YILPORT Holding.The YILPORT Gemlik port complex will also serve as the hub for customer and technical support for the YILPORT portfolio of companies.Mr. Pierce also stated “the YILPORT brand is built upon quality and providing the best customer service. We are now focused on creating the YILPORT Global Support Center that will be in the newly constructed administration building in Gemlik. Our highly-trained support technicians will monitor and provide assistance for all equipment and technologies which further supports the one-stop-shopping value proposition for YILPORT.”last_img read more

CN Rail to spend 315 million to upgrade Ontario operations

TORONTO — CN Rail says it plans to invest about $315 million in Ontario this year to expand and strengthen the company’s rail network across the province.The company says planned projects include upgrades at CN’s intermodal terminal in Brampton northwest of Toronto — the company’s largest such facility — and the construction of a new train passing siding east of Sioux Lookout.The company also plans to replace some 145 kilometres of rail, install more than 380,000 new railroad ties and rebuilds some 60 road crossing surfaces.CP and CN Rail renewing grain hopper fleets after passage of Bill C-49Canadian railways offer $15,000 signing bonuses to woo workers amid labour shortageCN says it will also perform maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructureThe Ontario investments are part of CN’s $3.4 billion capital program for 2018, which include a new train passing siding in the company’s corridor linking Toronto and Winnipeg.“We are investing for the long haul with these projects to boost capacity and network resiliency to meet growing demand across our economy,” said CN Eastern Region vice-president Michael Farkouh.“Our substantial investments to renew our existing railway infrastructure underscores our commitment to operating safely..” read more