International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) largest port concession in the Americas, Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), further strengthened its market position as the main trading gateway in the entire Ecuador after recently getting the government’s nod to service larger vessels.
The Ecuadorian Ministry of Transport and Public Works, through the Subsecretary of Ports and Maritime Transportation, recently gave its green light for CGSA to accommodate mega vessels of up to 305 meters in length at the Port of Guayaquil’s Berths 2 and 3. With this, CGSA is now the first and only terminal in Ecuador with the capacity to serve two mega vessels at the same time,resulting in higher efficiency and productivity levels.
The firm will be in charge of the development, maintenance and operations of two of the port's three terminals for the next 20 years. Ictsi will handle the port's container and multipurpose terminals.