Contecon Guayaquil Is South America’s 1st CO2-Neutral Port

Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals, EcuadorImage Courtesy: ICTSI

Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) recently became the first port in South America to obtain a carbon-neutral certification, according to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI).

Namely, the Ecuador Ministry of Environment and environmental ratings agency, Sambito SA, recognized the company’s “strong and priority commitment to the environment ” with the certification marking CGSA’s compliance to ISO 14064-1 standards.

“This carbon neutral certification awarded to Contecon Guayaquil is a testament of our firm and unbreakable commitment to preserve the environment in our own way. This certification highlights, above all, a conviction and responsibility to guarantee eco-friendly and sustainable operations with less contaminating to the environment,” José Antonio Contreras, CGSA chief executive officer, said.

ICTSI is continuing its enhancement of energy monitoring systems across all operations, expanding the use of next generation energy-efficient cargo handling equipment and vehicle fleets, and developing productivity measures that ensures port efficiency as its move towards optimizing energy-efficient operations.

“Beyond port efficiency, the ICTSI Group has been making substantial investments to ensure an environmental-friendly supply chain, with the long-term vision of being able to secure appropriate certifications for all ports – regardless of location, project age, or stage of development,” says Anders Kjeldsen, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Regional Head of the Americas, said.

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