CONTECON Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), a business unit of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), aims to handle over 900,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) by year-end, a 5-percent increase from 2022.
CGSA operates the Libertador Simon Bolivar Container and Multipurpose Terminal and has handled 135 million tons of cargo since starting operations at the Port of Guayaquil.
CGSA CEO Javier Lancha emphasized their role as a strategic partner driving Ecuador’s growth.
“With more than $360 million invested since the beginning of our operation, we have created a world-class terminal with vast infrastructure, technology and equipment, contributing to the economic development of the country and the generation of jobs. More than a port, we are the strategic partner that makes Ecuador go further,” Lancha said.
This milestone underscores the Port of Guayaquil’s importance in Ecuador’s trade and CGSA’s commitment to excellence, innovation, safety and sustainability.
CGSA can handle three neo-Panamax ships simultaneously, helped by its 1,300-meter quay. The recent dredging work has positioned it to receive the largest vessels on the Pacific Coast of South America. Enhancements in security, digital transformation, and real-time cargo tracking through the CGSA app further highlight CGSA’s commitment to excellence.
In March 2007, ICTSI secured a 20-year operating concession, solidifying its pivotal role in Ecuador’s trade landscape. Later in May, a contract was formally signed between APG and Contecon Guayaquil SA. The terminal handles containerized, general and bulk cargo.