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Guayaquil to operate Ecuador’s largest cranes
The terminal's dock will be extended by 120 m

Guayaquil to operate Ecuador’s largest cranes

Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG) has received Ecuador’s largest cranes as part of a wider expansion project.

The SAAM-operated terminal took delivery of two new super post-Panamax cranes featuring a 105 m lift height and a 60 m horizontal outreach reaching 22 rows of containers.

The machines, which have a container capacity of 65 tonnes, are able to load or unload two 20 ft containers simultaneously.

The new cranes are part of an expansion plan including extending the terminal’s dock by 120 m from 360 to 480 m.

Additionally, TPG’s incorporation of the facilities belonging to the adjacent Trinipuerto terminal through a 40-year lease is set to double its container transfer capacity and allow it to start handling bulk.

“We are the first company to bring this type of crane to Ecuador, which will make our port more competitive,” TPG’s executive director Enrique Brito said.

“The expanded infrastructure and new equipment will enable us to maintain our status as the most productive port in Ecuador and efficiently face new challenges that may arise.”