If the proposal of DP World Ecuador materializes as a tailored suit, the hinterland (or zone of influence of this city port) will extend even to Peru, Colombia or Chile.
So far the hinterland is internal for Guayaquil: 26% of the cargo arriving on boats is destined for Quito and 4% for Cuenca. On the side of exports, 75% of bananas (mainly fruit from Los Rios, Guayas, Cotopaxi, Bolívar, Cañar) leaves four international ports operating in El Guasmo, Fertisa and the Trinitaria island.
78% of shrimp is produced in areas near Guayaquil instead of Puerto Bolivar (its main competition) and in the case of cocoa 97%, according to an analysis of the hinterland. The exit of refrigerated cargo is scarce in Manta (Manabi).
Roberto Dunn, CEO of Nobis, shareholder of the DP World Ecuador consortium, says strongly and precisely: “Posorja will be a port that will join the national cargo traffic of Ecuador. It is not designed to serve existing ships entering the Simon Bolivar port.”