Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA) handles its largest boxship

The Maersk Camden at Contecon Guayaquil 

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)-operated terminal in Ecuador, achieved a milestone in April by handling the largest vessel to 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 TEUs. The 365.9-meter-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. 
The milestone 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.

(From left) Henry Abad Carvajal, CGSA head of clients; Fohodil Galeas, CGSA commercial director; Capt. Gerogi Minchev, Maersk Camden vessel master; and Edgar Iriarte, Maersk Ecuador executive during the maiden call ceremony for the Maersk Camden.