Foreign trade volume of non-oil goods contracted. The statistics from January to September, of the Central Bank of Ecuador, indicate that 712,000 tons stopped mobilizing in the country between 2014 and 2015, implying a fall of 3.65%.
The specialized ports (private), as Fertisa and Bananapuerto, have remained more stable because their main cargo is banana and this grew by 6%, reaching 4’745.000 tons.
Changes in the shipping world forced Hapag Lloyd, CMA-CGM, China Shiping and Hamburg Süd to join and bring one line with ships between 300 and 305 meters in length and dock in one port: Libertador Simon Bolivar, administered by Contecon Guayaquil.
Some agencies before that change docked in the six major ports of the city, which are private, and because of this, adjustements in payrolls have been done. To receive these big ships, they must have a security certification.