Contecon Guayaquil S.A. (CGSA), manager and operator of Guayaquil Multipurpose and Container Terminal (GMCT) recently became the first Latin American container port to be ISO certified after the company received four ISO certifications: ISO 9001 (Quality Management System); ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System); OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety); ISO 28000 (Supply Chain Security Management Systems).
CGSA was certified by Bureau Veritas of Ecuador. The four certifications were acquired after a series of audits of all CGSA departments.
CGSA recently held a ceremony at its Tourist Terminal to celebrate this achievement. Local government authorities, Guayaquil Port Authority directors, customers, media, and other invited guests were present to celebrate with CGSA.
Humberto Palacios, Autoridad Portuaria de Guayaquil President; Luis Cao, CGSA Chief Executive Officer; and Adrián Agazzi, CGSA Director of Services and Technology, explained the certification processes in their speeches at the ceremony. They emphasized CGSA’s compliance to the lease agreement, and highlighted the importance of this certification to the Port of Guayaquil.
CGSA is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), a leading port management company involved in the operations and development of 19 marine terminals and port projects in 13 countries worldwide. For over 20 years, ICTSI has been the private sector partner of choice for world-class trade facilitation in the economies it serves.