As ports become strategic nodes in the larger logistics chain and a crucial part of global distribution channels, it is imperative to have integrated logistics services to connect inland transport with the port logistics system.
In a press release, the Chairman of YILPORT Holding, Robert Yuksel YILDIRIM, reemphasized that Transitex will continue to expand its international logistics network in 2020. As a part of our vision, we see shipping, ports and logistics as a part of our customer focus service packages. As Yildirim Group we will keep investing on these strategical businesses.
Transitex will continue to provide reliable and competitive logistical solutions by land, sea, and air. Founded in 2002 with the main purpose of extending the hinterland of the Port of Lisbon, the company has become one of the top logistics companies on the Iberian Peninsula and continues to strengthen its position in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries in LATAM and Africa.
Currently ranked as the number one logistics operator in fruit transport from Portugal and Spain to Brazil and the second-largest freight forwarder of fresh cargo in Brazil, Transitex expanded its presence in North America and the UK and opened branches in Miami and Manchester in 2019.
After the acquisition of Transitex in 2015, with the help of Yilport portofolio and Yildirim Group global footprint, Transitex keeps growing and investing to the strategical locations. Transitex opened offices in Turkey, Sweden, Ecuador where YILPORT terminals are located and opened offices at Tanzania, Argentina, Uruguay, USA, UK enlarge the global presence from 15 number of countries to 21 number of countries. Besides focusing on new markets, Transitex invested in the truck fleet at Brazil and Mozambique, rail HUB in Elvas-Portugal. The growth after Yildirim Group invested is 34% during the last 3 years.
In 2020, the company plans to extend its operations into Northern Europe and the Middle East; and to invest in its existing infrastructure in Southern Africa, strengthening its position thereby adding more warehouse space and trucks to its fleet.
Transitex was acquired by YILPORT Holding in 2016 to complement YILPORT’s one-stopshop terminal services and to promote sustainable growth to expand and serve a more diverse global customer base. Hence, the group has benefited and become more global by adding such a key player in the international logistics network to its services.
YILPORT Holding’s consistent growth is also acclaimed by the industry. According to Drewry’s Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2019 report, YILPORT Holding is listed in the 12th place among international container terminal operators. The company reached another high after winning Port Operator of the Year Award by Lloyd’s List in December 2018.