20.06.16. Yildirim Group’s subsidiary Yilport Holding has acquired 100 percent of Turkey’s largest liquid terminal Solventas Technical Storage Co Inc.
Operating in Kocaeli Province, in the Gulf of Izmit east of Istanbul, Yilport Gebze Port and Solventas Terminal will be consolidated into the country’s largest bulk liquids terminal, and renamed ‘Yilport Dilovasi Liquid Terminal’.
The handover is expected to commence following the Turkish Competition Authority’s approval, and the merger will contribute to growth in the regional chemical industry. The new name for the terminal will be.
It is significant as the first specialised bulk liquids port within Yilport Holding, which previously had been concentrated on container facilities. Founded in 1967, Solventas houses 217 chemical tanks with a storage capacity of 333,000 cbm. The liquid terminal serves tankers and vessels on two quays of 273m and 235m in length. More than 70 types of products, chemicals, petrochemicals, mineral and vegetable oils can be stored and handled at the facilities.
Yilport Gebze currently houses 85 chemical tanks with 120,000 cbm capacity.

20th June 2016