Thepatios of the port of Manta are full. At the moment there are more than 5,200vehicles. According to the authorities of the Manta Port Terminal (TPM), thevehicles are removed by the concessionaires as they arrive.
The importation of vehicles through Manta has become blunt in the last two years. In 2016, the year of the earthquake, only about 14,000 entered through this port, the previous year they were 45,000. And this year the figure would exceed 70,000 cars, which is taken as a good sign of confidence of importers.
Therefore, according to the representatives of TPM, the National Customs Service (Senae) is requesting the approval of extra-port spaces to evacuate the number of vehicles in the port.
“Weare in the process of qualification and authorization by the Senae. They arepatios that have to go through certain types of conditions “, highlightsthe president of TPM, Roberto Salazar.
These patios are located on the Manta-Colisa highway and where the managers of TPM located an area of about 20 hectares to develop a platform for logistics services, but in response to the demand for spaces would serve to evacuate the vehicles that arrive constantly.
Next month will depart from the port of Shanghai, in China, the 20 electric buses that will serve Guayaquil. That cargo plans to arrive in Manta between 45 and 60 days after leaving the Asian port, estimates Salazar.
One of the qualities for the entry of large capacity ships to the port of Manta is the draft of this Manabi locality that reaches 14 meters.
“Forus it is important to arrive by the port of Manta, given the functionality ofthe port. These buses are for Guayaquil, also allowing the capital of theRepublic is based on this investment, is analyzing the possibility of havingbuses of the same conditions for the capital, “says Salazar. (I)