Ecuador - 2.1.4 Port of POSORJA (Guayaquil Area)


Port Overview

The Posorja Smart Deep Water Port has a privileged geographical location on the west coast of the South Pacific and its expeditious maritime access channel with a depth of 16 meters, which allows the entry of Neo Panamax vessels with a capacity of up to 15,000 TEU, the largest in the shipping industry.

The Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) places the Smart Deep Sea

Water Puerto de Posorja in the Top 10 efficient ports in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Through this Port, Ecuador connects directly with the main markets of

Northern Europe, Asia, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America and the west coast of South America.





Port website:

Key port information may also be found at:


Port Location and Contact



Province or District


Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Guayaquil, 85km 

Port's Complete Name

Posorja Deep Waters Port






Managing Company or Port Authority

DP World Posorja

Management Contact Person

Carlos Merino, CEO de DP World Ecuador

Port Operator,  FCL       +593 4 380 4850

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport


American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Iberia, KLM, LAN, Air Europa, Latam, TACA, TAME, UPS

Port Picture



Description and Contacts of Key Companies





Correo electrónico/ Website

Andipuerto Guayaquil S.A.

Multipurpose grain terminal, bulk


Port Logistics Operator FCL, bulk, warehouse, container yard

Contecon Guayaquil S.A. 

Port Terminal Operator

+593 4 600 6300

DPWorld Posorja

Port Operator,  FCL

+593 4 380 4850

Ecuaestibas S.A. 

Tugs, berthing

+593 042 517 360

M&C Surveyors

Consultancy and surveying services to the marine, commodities and insurance sectors



Fuel, bunkering, greases, oil products


Puerto Trinitaria - Trinipuerto S. A

Support Activities for Rail Transportation

+593 4 269 7244


QC Terminales Ecuador 

Port Terminal, Bulk oil, chemical, warehouse

Setmabas S.A. 

Ship services, technical support and supplies

+593 4-202-8158

Terminal Portuario de Guayaquil TPG 

Port Terminal, FCL


Port Performance

2019     Start of operations

  • The aspiration of DP World Posorja in its first year of operation is to move 250,000 to 300,000 teus. Due to its draft level, its projection is to receive neo-post-Panamax vessels, 330 meters in length and which usually carry around 10,000 teus.


  • Has handled thousands of containers and more than 40 Post-Panamax vessels. Posorja is expected to receive an annual volume of 750,000 TEUs during the first phase, and 1.5 million TEUs at full port capacity.



  • The new record was achieved after the docking of the container ship “Jean Gabriel”, of the CMA CGM shipping company, a 299-meter-long ship, which after an efficient operation, set sail on March 31, 2021 with a draft of 14. 48 meters, this being the vessel with the greatest depth that has left Ecuador.


  • DP World Posorja confirms its leadership in offering cutting-edge technology with the international recognition granted by Furukawa Electric and which places it as one of the ports with the greatest technology on the west coast of South America.



  • DP World Posorja (Guayaquil) once again stands out for its operational efficiency, productivity and service, ranking No. 19 globally and 2nd. in the region of Central and South America and the Caribbean, according to the world ranking Container Port Performance Index 2022  CPPI By Region 2022 (CPPI), prepared and published by the World Bank and S&P Global Market.


  • In less than three years of operations, DP World Posorja is already located in the top 10 of efficient ports in South America, Central and the Caribbean


  • Capture of 30% of the banana export market, which goes to northern Europe.


  • DP World Posorja, responsible for the Posorja Deepwater Port, set records in productivity figures at the regional level, reaching movements of up to 47.1 containers per hour. This translates into each crane loading or unloading 47.1 containers every hour.


  • The deep-water Guayaquil port in Posorja marks a new milestone: having reached 1 million TEUs mobilized since the beginning of its operations in August 2019, under a high level of port security and efficiency.

Seasonal Constraints



Time Frame

Rainy Season


From December to March

Major Import Campaigns



Other Comments



Handling Figures for 2022

Vessel Calls

Data not available

Container Traffic (TEUs)

55,000 TEU’s  ( installed capacity x year)


Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2022

Bulk (MT)


Break bulk (MT)




Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Photo: Courtesy DP World Posorja

For information on rates please see:


Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth





Draft (m)


Conventional Berth




Container Berth





Silo Berth




Berthing Tugs




Water Barges




For more information see:



General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo


Exports - Bagged Cargo


Imports and Exports - RoRo


Other Imports

Container berth


Port Handling Equipment



Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane



Quay crane Nave-Puerto

Container Gantries



El puerto está equipado con una infraestructura de clase mundial y cuenta con las grúas pórtico más grandes de Sudamérica.

Mobile Cranes



Rubber-tire-gantry cranes (RTG).




RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)



Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines











Container Facilities


In 2021, the DP World Logistics Center in Durán completed one year of operation. These facilities are located in a strategic industrial area and have a portfolio of integrated logistics services such as: empty container warehouse, container yard and cargo warehouses.



20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

17.3 hectares total 20'+40'

Annual Installed Capacity of 55,000 TEUs


Container Freight Station (CFS)



Refrigerated Container Stations

2,184 constant temperature monitoring electrical outlets


Other Capacity Details


Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

In 2022 record, 47 containers / hour


Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

2,184 constant temperature monitoring electrical outlets


Emergency Take-off Capacity

In 2022 record, 47 containers / hour


Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)





Customs Guidance


The first step is for all actors to register (transport company/exporter and customs agent if applicable. The instructions for company registration are detailed below:  /registro-de-usuarios/ and the link to find the requirements

Note the requirements that you must upload on the DPOnline platform during your registration:

• Updated RUC

• Appointment of the Legal Representative

• ID or Passport of the Legal Representative

• Declaration of Security and Anti-drug Conduct signed by the Legal Representative

• Return for the last month of electricity, water or telephone services

• Sketch of the company address

• Screen print of the registration in Ecuapass: “Customer Support” option

• Modify user registration information.

• Modify foreign trade representative registration information.

• It must include: -Company information – Operation information.


 The Anti-drug Safety and Conduct Declaration can be found at this link Seguridad-y-Conducta-Anti-Drogas.pdf

After you have the username and password, you must continue with the following steps.

The second step must associate the transport companies with which you work with your profile, instructive detail for that purpose:

The third step for the import, you must first invoice the services, consider the following instructions, where you can find the steps to invoice and our collection channel: /

The fourth step is to make the import departure appointment. It must be generated when you have an authorized departure by SENAE, CAS of the authorized shipping company and the payment for our services. In this link you will find the instructions that you must follow  https://www.dpworldposorja .  

In addition to the above detailed, I would like to detail the Notices of our company related to export cargo:

Notice of Export Payment Collection Channel https://www.

Notice of Agility to enter the Port in inspections and/or capacity https://www.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us in order to provide you with the respective support as soon as possible.

We put at your disposal the Automatic Notification Service, with which you can receive information on the traceability of your container from its entry or unloading to its departure or boarding. automaticas/

Concerns will be received through the following channels: Telephone: + 593 4 3806100 – Option 1

Note: For requests after 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays, please contact + 593 98 075 0099


Terminal Information









El centro logístico Duran cuenta con un espacio de 17.3 hectáreas, moderno, amplio y seguro dividido en dos grandes áreas: la primera para consolidación de carga de banano y carga seca como cacao y café; y la segunda, para el depósito de contenedores vacíos.

El espacio destinado para la consolidación de banano tiene 8 bahías de carga y descarga a nivel de la plataforma

En la segunda área, destinada para depósito de contenedores vacíos, se brindará el servicio de lavado, taller y mantenimiento. A esto se suma otros servicios como estiba y paletizado; zona de contenedores refrigerados y realización de PTI.

El centro logístico cuenta con una plaza de transporte, con capacidad de 40 camiones y oficinas administrativas. Adicionalmente, se está trabajando en un convenio con la Policía Nacional Antinarcóticos quienes realizarán inspecciones en el Centro Logístico.




El depósito se encuentra en el interior del puerto en Posorja y es complementario al ya inaugurado depósito de contenedores, que funciona en el moderno Centro logístico en Durán. Cuenta con 2.184 tomas eléctricas de monitoreo constante de temperatura de contenedores de la terminal y tiene una capacidad anual de 55.000 TEUS.




Information not available

Hinterland Information

The project results in being the first Smart Deepwater port terminal in Ecuador with a capacity to receive Neo Panamax vessels of up to 15,000 TEUS, a new 21 km road to give direct, orderly and safe access to the port, a new and more secure access channel 16.5 meters deep and 21 nautical miles long, and finally, a Logistics and Industrial Park next to the port in Posorja with ZEDE (Special Economic Development Zone) modality.

Port Security

The port in Posorja now has the highest technology in fiber optic communications infrastructure to optimize its administrative and logistical processes, and thus provide 100% optimal connections to all its staff. It has cranes that communicate with each other and with all the dock systems, the container yard, the communication boxes and with the two computer centers that are located in the administrative building and in the workshop, which allows communications. redundant online. Likewise, equipment with the Navis TOS operating system is installed on the gantry cranes, which is connected to other computer systems in the port; security camera systems are also included.



DO NOT take photographs or make videos inside the port facility.

DO NOT bring any type of weapons or explosive devices of any type.

DO NOT enter artifacts that may cause harm to third parties.

NOT receive or give money to DP World staff or contractor in exchange for a service.

Use PPE – Personal Protective Equipment.

Check that the vehicle does not have leaks or mechanical problems.

Respect and comply with traffic laws.

Rest enough before starting a journey driving a vehicle.



The maximum speed allowed INSIDE THE TERMINAL in a straight line is 30km/h and in curves is 15Km/h.

The maximum speed on the ROAD for heavy vehicles is 70 km/h in a straight line and for access curves to roundabouts or others it must be less than 30 km/h to avoid overturning. IMPORTANT: The authority has installed radars along the road.

The driver is NOT allowed to talk or chat on the phone while driving.

It is MANDATORY to use the seat belt at all times.

Driving against traffic is PROHIBITED.

For more information on security contact:

Telephone: + 593 4 3804850 / + 593 4 3806100 – Ext: 2071, 2072, 2073




ISPS Compliant


Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)


Police Boats


Fire Engines



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