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DP World Posorja, Ecuador receives four new cranes

DP World Posorja, in Ecuador, has received four new cranes further increasing the operational productivity of the deepwater facility.

The four cranes comprising a super post-panamax gantry crane and three RTGs complete the first phase of the modernization of the Ecuadorian port to serve neo-panamax boxships.

The delivery of the cranes was successfully carried out in compliance with strict safety and health control measures in accordance with the regulations of Ecuadorian authorities on COVID-19.

Nicolas Gauthier, ceo of DP World in Ecuador, highlighted that "as part of the global shipping industry and strategic sector, the operation of the DP World Posorja Deepwater Port will continue to be safe, responsible and respectful of government regulations. Our efforts are focused on keeping the economy and the country moving.

“Our computer platforms and technology allow the port's activities to continue to develop and be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As part of the preventive security measures that have been implemented, we have a considerable number of collaborators working remotely under the modality of teleworking.”

The $538m first phase of DP World’s new deep-water port of Posorja was completed last October.

The $1.2bn in total project aims to replicate Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, making Ecuador a trade and logistics hub for South America’s west coast, and opening a gateway for large containerships with capacities exceeding 10,000 teu.

Posorja is expected to receive an annual volume of 750,000 teu during the first phase, and 1.5m teu at full port capacity. The Port is equipped with state of-the-art technology, world-class infrastructure, and the largest gantry cranes in South America.

Phase two of DP World’s project in Ecuador will see the development of ‘Posorja ZEDE’; a special economic zone (SEZ) for maritime, logistics and light industrial businesses.

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