Passing away of Mr. Ian B. Taylor

It is with deep sorrow and grief that we inform that the Founder of Empresas Taylor, Mr. Ian Barry Taylor MacAuliffe passed away at the age of 75, on Saturday, 24th August 2013, in Viña del Mar, Chile.

Ian was born in Coquimbo , studied at The Grange School in Santiago and eventually moved to Valparaíso where he founded Ian Taylor & Company and married Mrs Elizabeth Pollmann. Together they had three children: Christopher, Lorna and Matthew.

IBT, as his friends and colleagues called him, was well known for his generosity and good humor. He was greatly respected by the shipping community.

The Taylor Group family and friends would like to convey their deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren and immediate relatives.

His funeral will take place tomorrow, Monday, 26th August 2013, at the Parque del Mar Cemetery, after a Mass to be prayed in suffrage for the repose of his soul at 12:30hrs in Padres Carmelitas Parish Church at 12:30hrs.

May the heavens be opened to him and let the Angels rejoice with him.


New Tug Boat for Ian Taylor & Company in Callao – Perú

On June 3rd 2010 the new azimuth stern drive tug boat of Ian Taylor & Company’s Peruvian fleet, TAYCO Ampato, was christened and inaugurated.

The ceremony took place at Terminal Portuario Callao – ENAPU at noon, with representatives of the Peruvian maritime industry.

The TAYCO Ampato –quechua name that evocates the Ampato Volcano in Arequipa- is the most recent addition to Ian Taylor & Company’s fleet in Perú, after the addition of TAYCO Alcoy in 2009, thus completing a fleet of 4 units in that country.

TAYCO Ampato was built for Ian Taylor & Company in Wuxi, China, has two Niigata engines of 2000 PS of power, Niigata azimuthal propulsion systems, has a performance of 55 TON bollard pull and will be commissioned to the port of Callao.

With this investment Ian Taylor & Company reaffirms its commitment to keep at the edge of technological vanguard, providing a world class service to its clients.

The importance of Callao to international commerce is an essential element in the company’s strategy; therefore this investment is completely aligned with the strategic plans of Ian Taylor & Company.



We are pleased to announce that as from April 23rd 2010, Ian Taylor & Company has been accepted as the Chilean member of Multiport, the prestigious international network of independent port agencies.

Today Multiport is the largest independent port agency network in the world. It was established in 1978 and currently covers 1650 ports worldwide, with representatives in 114 countries. Multiport members are selected and evaluated according to technical criteria, such as financial strength, credit worthiness, business ethics, professional ability and standing in the profession.

Multiport’s mission is to promote cooperation between its members, providing the international maritime industry with a global network of top quality ship agencies. Multiport’s members collaborate for their mutual benefit and to raise their quality standards.

The incorporation of Ian Taylor & Company to the Multiport network is completely aligned with the internationalization strategy of the company. Additionally, this membership will allow the company to be more linked to the international shipping industry and to be at vanguard of the industry’s best practices.



We are pleased to announce that Ian Taylor & Company has been appointed as Maersk Line’s Port Agent for the ports of San Antonio and Lirquén, starting July 1st, and for the ports of Arica and Iquique, starting October 1st.

Ian Taylor & Company wishes to thank Maersk Line for its vote of confidence, and takes on this new challenge with optimism and enthusiasm.


Offshore Tug “Tayco Ampato”

Today, May 6, 2010, at 00:55 local time, began operations in the port of Callao the tug of Ian Taylor Peru “Tayco Ampato”, attending M/V Glasgow Express of 46,099 TRG

Tayco Ampato was built for Ian Taylor Peru SAC in Wuxi, China and has two Niigata engines of 2200 PS power and a modern azimuth propulsion system (Azimuth Stern Drive – ASD).

With this unit, Ian Taylor Peru S.A.C. consolidates its leadership position in the port of Callao, providing customer services at sea with the most modern and powerful unit at this port.

We wish every success to Ian Taylor Peru and the crew of “Tayco Ampato”

LOA 30 mts. Breadth 9,80 mts.
Propulsion 2 engines x 2200PS


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