Empresas Taylor appoints new Executive Vice President

On September 15th 2015, Empresas Taylor appointed Mr. Christopher Taylor as Executive Vice President. Empresas Taylor is the parent company of Ian Taylor and has its headquarters in Valparaíso. Empresas Taylor is active on the West Coast of South America with a half century of successful operations, both locally and internationally, providing Logistics Solutions.

Mr. Christopher Taylor joined Empresas Taylor in March 2001 and at the time of his new appointment was acting as Commercial Manager of Taylor Logistics, a subsidiary of Empresas Taylor. His new brief involves development of relations with business partners and the market in general.

Matthew Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
Empresas Taylor



Last August, EUKOR CAR CARRIERS, world leader in ocean transport of vehicles and rolling stock, nominated Ian Taylor’s San Antonio Agency in Chile “Best Agency by Operation Section in 2014”, among its agency suppliers.

This important award is granted by one of the largest and most important operators in the industry and confirms the operational excellence and high levels of efficiency reached by Ian Taylor – the Agency Division of the Empresas Taylor – in its half century of activity. This experience has allowed Empresas Taylor to become a relevant player in the regional logistics market, with active presence in Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

EUKOR operates an extensive and modern fleet of specialized vessels, including some of the world’s largest in its class, carrying more than 4 million vehicles world-wide. Its shareholders are Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors (20%), Wilhemsen of Norway (40%) and Wallenius Lines of Sweden (40%).


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.


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