The port has launched initiatives to ensure sustainability, as well as technologies to reduces the operation’s impact to Ecuador’s largest and premier maritime gateway.
José Antonio Contreras, CGSA chief executive officer, highlighted:
This certification highlights, above all, a conviction and responsibility to guarantee eco-friendly and sustainable operations with less contaminating to the environment. This is our contribution for a better world
CGSA also sponsored the preservation of 14,600 hectares of natural areas in Ecuador: 10,000 hectares of mangrove forests and 4,600 hectares of native forests. This was part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions from port equipment and to help in the conservation of the country’s large tracts of intact natural forests.
Finally, in 2010, the port received an Honorable Mention in Guayaquil’s Eco-efficiency awards. In 2015, the national government, through its Ministry of Environment, awarded CGSA the Ecuadorian Environmental Certification for being an “eco-efficient” company.