Contecon Guayaquil (CGSA) has introduced Port to Door, an automated cross-docking service that allows customers to receive their cargo directly at their doorsteps.
CGSA is the Ecuadorian business unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and concessionaire of Puerto Libertador Simón Bolívar.
Port to Door eliminates the need for customers to go to the terminal to retrieve their shipment.
The service provides an express option for same day delivery of cargo.
The cost of the new service will vary based on cargo volume and distance between the port and delivery location.
CGSA reports that the Port to Door service will be initially available to Guayaquil-based customers via perimetral and Durán, and will be expanded to cover more areas in the coming months.
Customers need to log into CGSA’s website to access the service, and they can track their cargo in real time using the CGSAPP mobile app.
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Port to Door can be pre-booked prior to cargo arrival in Ecuador or while the cargo is stored in the port’s warehouses.
Cargo can be transported as soon they are offloaded from the vessel, according to CGSA.
CGSA is the first terminal to offer automated cross-docking services in Ecuador.
In July 2022, the ShibataFenderTeam Group (SFT) supplied 34 Cell Fender Systems to the Libertador Simón Bolivar Terminal in the Port of Guayaquil to bolster its operational capacity.