Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG), a private port operated by SAAM, has put into operation an extended berth, new support areas, a system for transferring bulk products and modern equipment aimed at doubling the facility’s container transfer capacity.
“We are concluding an important process for our terminal and for Guayaquil. With an investment of USD 60 million, our port can double its current container transfer capacity and enter the bulk cargo market, positioning us as one of the country’s main ports,” Enrique Brito, Executive President of TPG, commented.
The extended berth is part of an intensive upgrading and investment plan that the terminal has been implementing over the last two years, which also includes the incorporation of two STS Super Post-Panamax cranes, the highest operating in Ecuador, and five RTG cranes. Now, the terminal has a berth 480 meters in length, four STS and seven RTG cranes.
Recently, TPG incorporated the facilities of the adjacent Trinipuerto bulk terminal through a 40-year lease and equipped 4.5 additional hectares for support areas, now totaling 22.2 hectares.
According to SAAM, these developments make TPG a multipurpose terminal that can transfer both containers and bulk cargo. New services including Conosur, Mediterranean, America, Asia and Eurosal will connect the terminal to 22 countries on four continents.
TPG provides services at the base of the Santa Ana Estuary located in Isla Trinitaria, a suburb of the city of Guayaquil. In 2016, the terminal recorded a cargo throughput of 1.6 million tons.