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Yildirim Holding to invest massively in ports

Two new major agreements with Nordic ports are just the first step of a massive port terminal buildup. Turkish Yilport wants to be among the global Top 10, CEO and President Robert Yuksel Yildirim tells ShippingWatch.

In the past few months and somewhat under the radar, the large Turkish industrial conglomerate Yildirim Holding has entered significant agreements with two Nordic ports - namely a contract with Oslo Containerterminal, where Yildirim has secured a 20-year operator concession, and Gävle, north of Stockholm, where Yildrim has acquired an 80 percent stake.

But these two deals with Nordic ports merely represent two in a long line of operator or acquisition contracts that Yildirim Holding's port company Yilport is already in the process of completing. And the company has great ambitions.

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