APM Terminals Inland Services Ecuador was established in 1997 and is 100% owned by APM Terminals. Its depot and Equipment Maintenance & Repair (EMR) business trades locally under the brand OPACIF and its trucking business as Pacific Container Transport (PCT).
The company’s main depot is conveniently located in the south of Guayaquil, just 500 meters from the port. Its operations run 24/7. The company has an additional yard just 200m away. The company specialised in the handling of empty reefers. Both facilities offer outstanding intermodal connections to the rest of the country.
APM Terminals Inland Services Ecuador also provides end-to-end solutions for clients, through its inland trucking service. The service is currently open to customers that have import or export activity with Maersk or Sealand.
Equipment & Facilities (Yard 1 / Yard 2)
- Area: 24,000 m2 / 20,000 m2
- Storage capacity: 1,600 TEU / 1,800 TEU
- EMR capacity: 1,000 reefers per week
- Empty handlers: 8
- Power packs: 4
Truck Appointment System
To ensure that truck turnaround times are as short as possible, the yards use an accurate and reliable Truck Appointment System . Truck arrivals at the facility are spread evenly throughout the day with a truck turnaround time of just 45 minutes. Containers arrive faster, reducing the risk of produce damage and truckers are improving their fleet utilisation.
The web-based system can be easily accessed via smartphone, tablet or computer. Customer input booking details provided by the shipping line, which are then validated with the terminal operating system to see whether the booking exists and checks if there are containers still pending to be dispatched for that booking. If those conditions are met, then the customer can see available time slots and chose the most convenient for them.
Safety & Security
We offer the highest standards of safety, transparency and compliance in the industry. All facilities are secured using CCTV and private security guards. APM Terminals Inland Services Ecuador is BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce) certified. BASC is an independent organisation that promotes safe international trade. Companies with this certification are audited annually to very compliance with the BASC Security and Control Management System.