The French shipping company CMA CGM officially began operating on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from the DP World deepwater port in Posorja . This shipping service offers a direct connection with the Asian market, which improves the offer in terms of maritime transit times.
Asia is consolidated as the main destination for Ecuadorian products . In the first five months of the year, Ecuador exported USD 1,802 million to China alone , about 50% of what it sent to that country in all of 2021.
According to data from Fedexpor, USD 1,625 million correspond to shrimp , USD 55 million to bananas and USD 49 million to wood , manufactures and others.
The port of DP World in the Posorja parish of Guayaquil offers facilities for the operations of deep-draft vessels , with a length of 300 to 366 meters. This is due to its depth of more than 16 meters, which allows the entry of Post Panamax ships , the largest in the industry, loaded at maximum capacity.
CMA CGM will have 11 ships in constant rotation between Posorja and the ports of China, Japan and Hong Kong . Carlos Merino, CEO of Dp World in Ecuador said that in three years of operations, the level of operation of the national port industry has been raised. In addition, he assured that it was possible to “position Guayaquil and Ecuador as one of the most important hubs on the West Coast of the South Pacific.”