Two subsidiaries of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) were recently given the international seal of fair logistics, ensuring transparent and competitive services for customers and port users alike.
Contecon Manzanillo S.A. de C.V. (CMSA) in Colima, Mexico and Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC) in Cortes, Honduras were certified internationally with the seal of “fair logistics” by Texas-based World Organization of Cities and Logistics Platforms (OMCPL - Organizacion Mundial de Cuiadades y Plataformas Logisticas), after a rigorous review of logistics services being offered to stakeholders.
CMSA operates the Second Specialized Container Terminal in Mexico’s Port of Manzanillo, while OPC operates the Specialized Container Terminal in Honduras’ Puerto Cortes.
The recently obtained certification guarantees that the cost of services in both CMSA and OPC are governed by a criteria of transparency and competitiveness, in line with the four principles of fair logistics: Transparency in the cost of the logistics services, constant improvement of logistic route analyses, improvement of environmental aspects and support for small and medium enterprises.
Obtaining a Fair Logistics certification means that services in CMSA and OPC remain highly competitive and will not impact logistics costs.
“As a facilitator of global containerized trade, ICTSI has ceaselessly prioritized logistic development for us to positively contribute to the economic and sustainable growth of countries where we operate. Our clients and stakeholders are assured that ICTSI ports will always provide that same level of service excellence that we have always been known for,” says Anders Kjeldsen, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Regional Head of the Americas.
He adds: “This recent certification for our terminals in Mexico and Honduras confirm that our recent strides in achieving the highest standards of efficiency has created a ripple effect that supports our host economies – beyond the immediate confines of the port, and across the supply chain.”
Puerto Cortes in Honduras
Contecon Manzanillo in Mexico
About Contecon Manzanillo SA de CV (CMSA)
In June 2010, ICTSI signed a 34-year concession for the development and operation of the Second Specialized Container Terminal (TEC-II) at the Port of Manzanillo in Mexico. ICTSI established a subsidiary, Contecon Manzanillo SA de CV to operate the Port of Manzanillo. (www.contecon.mx)
About Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC)
In February 2013, ICTSI, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC), won the international bid for the design, financing, construction, maintenance, operation, and exploration of Specialized Container and Cargo Terminal in the Republic of Honduras. (www.opc.hn)
About International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port development, management and operations. As an independent business with no shipping, logistics or consignee-related interests, ICTSI works and transacts transparently with any stakeholder in the port community. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector. (www.ictsi.com)