Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s terminal in Ecuador, has handled the largest vessel to ever call the terminal.
On 4 April, CGSA received the maiden call of the Maersk Camden, a Liberian-flagged vessel with a capacity of 15,413 TEU.
The 365.9-metre-long ship operates Maersk’s AC2 service, which connects the Asia and Latin America markets through the Ports of Lazaro Cardenas, Guayaquil, Balboa, Manzanillo, Shanghai, Ningbo and Busan.
The AC2 service has been running since 2020 and has 21 vessels deployed with 9,500-TEU capacities.
According to ICTSI, the vessel’s calling highlights the Port of Guayaquil’s significance to Ecuador’s foreign trade and demonstrates CGSA’s capability in handling the largest container vessels operating in the Asia-Americas trade routes.
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In February, Contecon Manzanillo S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of ICTSI, became the first carbon neutral-certified organisation in the Mexican port industry.
More recently, CGSA introduced Port to Door, an automated cross-docking service that allows customers to receive their cargo directly at their doorsteps.