Contecon Guayaquil welcomes ZIM’s Colibri Express service

Contecon Guayaquil welcomes ZIM Shipping Line to Ecuador__0

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Ecuadorian unit, has recently handled the inaugural call of ZIM Shipping Line at the Port of Guayaquil.

ZIM recently launched its ZIM Colibri Express (ZCX) service, an independent weekly service from South America West Coast to US East Coast.

The ZCX service places emphasis on refrigerated cargoes from Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia with six 1,700-TEU capacity vessels with increased reefer capacities.

The EM SPETSES is the first ZIM vessel to arrive at the terminal.

The vessels will call Contecon twice a week, approximately 42 days after departing from the port of origin.

The ZCX service will follow the rotation: San Antonio (Chile), Callao (Peru), Guayaquil (Ecuador) – Cartagena (Colombia) – Kingston (Jamaica) – Philadelphia – Miami, Kingston (Jamaica) – Buenaventura (Colombia – Guayaquil (Ecuador) – Callao (Peru) – San Antonio (Chile).
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“In this alliance with ZIM, we are part of a route of large and important port terminals,” explained Javier Lancha de Micheo, Contecon Guayaquil’s Chief Executive Officer.  

“In addition, Ecuador is consolidated within the routes that open the doors to its products.”

In March 2023, Contecon Guayaquil (CGSA) introduced Port to Door, an automated cross-docking service that allows customers to receive their cargo directly at their doorsteps.

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