Our History

Portunus Company is the leading service, equipment & spare parts supplier for container handling equipment in its region. Portunus with its commitment is dedicated to provide its customer with the highest quality of parts and services,is representing a unique approach to the port services business by combining a variety of services within its organization. 
Portunus Spare Parts & Services Company has the advantage to offer tailor made solutions to customers in its region. Complete solutions based on genuine parts and proved services to our customer’s needs are an essential part of our company strategy.
The maintenance process is our core process and thus Portunus is continuously using its resources to develop this process to find better solutions to improve the benefits & results. Portunus Service Division has the opportunity to work and develop the best international practices in various ports. With the combination of this accumulated experience, we have attained excellent maintenance process levels.
Portunus works with the principle of sustainability which underlines the importance of the continuity in Port operations and the obligation to find solutions which will enable this. As a servicing company we know that we should have a mind-set to provide our assistance on 7/24 basis.
Guided by the main principle of customer satisfaction, Portunus retains wide range of spare parts in its inventory in order to provide the spare parts with the agility that the customers permanently requires in this sector.

The Origins Of Our Name

Portunus (alternatively named as Portumnes or Portunes) was a gateway or harbour god symbolized by living and eating mortals, gateways, gates and keys in Roman Mythology. 
Portunus who was identified with god Janus looking at past and future at the same time, however who was mentioned as an idiosyncratic god who protected harbours and ensured sailors to return back their home in safety by the Historian Cicero in the course of time, was also watching locations where cereals and foods were kept. 
Portunus is known to be pictured with a key in his hand. This term of "gateway/gate" (port) identified with this god gave up its place to the port (as in marine terminology) through changing customs region to region and from mouth to mouth. Portunus had temples and an individual clergy in Tiber located around Aemilian Bridge and Ostia where celebrations were organized for him.
According to the mythological Greek sources, Portunus met another god whom he united with and became god of the ports and gateways. The term "importunes" is used to define unexpected waves and climate conditions in Latin grammar. 
The authentic temple dedicated to Portunus for whom a festival called portumnalia is organized on August 16 according to the Roman Calendar is located in Forum Boarium (Boarium Square) in Roma. The keys representing Portunus in the festival organized for him are thrown into the fire to bring luck. Since this temple was turned into church, today it is very well preserved. 

What is Portumnalia?
Romans used to organize a visit in August 16 every year in honor of Portunus who was protecting the ports. The name Portunus is derived from "Portunus" (Port) word in Latin, the word "Opportune" is derived from "Ob" (Before) and "Portus" (harbour ) words in Latin and from a combination of "Obportus" (Before Harbour). 
Therefore, the vessel arriving the mouth of the harbour symbolizes an "Opportune Moment" (or a Happy moment).
For further details you may check our mini-web site dedicated to Portumnalia, just click the picture below: