The International Congress ‘Latest Trends in the Regional Port System,’ to be held tomorrow, will analyze the situation of the sector at a time when Guayaquil discusses the need, or not, of new port infrastructure.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Government and the Dubai firm DP World for the investment of $ 1,200 million in the Deepwater Port of Posorja, the granting of Puerto Bolivar to the Turkish firm Yilport, which plans to invest 750 million, and the potential private management of Manta by a Chilean firm, generate big questions: are these large investments necessary? Will they be profitable? Is it possible that a port bubble will be generated as in Spain? Will it be similar to the story of some airports across the country, built and unused?
Julian Palacio, president of the Latin American Association of Ports and Terminals (Latinports) and Jose Modesto Apolo, president of the American Institute of Maritime Law, will try to make those doubts clear.