Plaza - Operation Manager - Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

Marco Plaza

Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador


Operation Manager


My name is Antonio Plaza I'm an Ecuadorian citizen experience in shore based operations for shipping lines, shipping agencies and private port terminals and logistics looking to join a company involved with port, containers, agency or logistics operations that needs the services of a professional with experience, motivating and always in search of improving results.

Work History

General Manager


Job Desscription:

As an officer of this company we work in the logistics operation such us Top Loaders and equipment rent for Zona Franca Guayaquil (Zonapacifico) and also for their users Amenegsa S.A. and Markfish S.A. they wanted to expand its operations, also we help them to catch more users based in a trade business plan that consider new customers, operation costs, potential users, services to be offered and a monthly possible sales.
Conteworld open a depot in the north of Guayaquil given services to different customers in the market also work on a project to provide services such as container terminal in Venezuela, we look to establish a partnership with one of the most important port operators in the world, in this project we are considering provide services such as, cargo stowage, rent forklift and container handling, electric power through portable generators, P.T.I., repair of containers, etc..
We can mention some of our customers that we provide services: Amenegsa S.A., Markfish S.A. and Damco S.A., now our vision is to extend our operations to other sectors.

Commercials References:
Pedro Toro Sudamericana de Vapores Phone: 5632-203000
Roberto Costa Sudamericana de Vapores Phone: 5632-203000
Carlos Arredondo Vascoin Phone: 593-9-2113302
Jorge Oyarce Tugbrasil / Brasil
Ivo Ravelli Seatrade Phone: 593-9-3686698
Ted Hollman Smith Holland / Hamburg
Marcos, Hansen Maersk Cluster Argentina
Nelson Arancibia Ecuaestibas Phone. 593-9-9482666

Business Manager I

October 2005 - April 2008

had the opportunity to Contribute in the develop of a company business plans.
Container Terminals management: The operation includes clients as Maersk, Hamburg Sud and port operation was also part of my duties.
Regarding administration, company annual budget, business plans, personnel etc.
Employees: Work based in clear objectives and targets for each area and also clearly understands at that time the values of the company, my position reports directly to country manager of Maersk in Ecuador.

From: 06-01-08 to:06-01-2010
During the last 2008 and 2010 I worked to develop successful projects for different groups or companies.

As a business planner I had responsible of running my business day-to-day, investigate the economic conditions surrounding my customers such as industry trends, competition and market conduct also the research prior to starting up the business and working without lose sight of my goals and objectives.

The Customers:
Power Pack Inc. & Multimodal:
Both companies dedicated to the container depot business and now joined their line of business for a new alternative on the market which was the consolidation of cargo (CFS).
The term container freight station at loading ports refers to the location designated by carriers for the receiving of cargo to be packed into containers by the carrier. At discharge ports, the term refers to the location designated by carriers in the port area for unpacking and delivery of cargo.
With my experience in the field I decide to offer these companies an idea that revolutionized the market which was the first CFS to load bananas in Ecuador, the project was presented to the Navy of Ecuador and accepted by the directory, both company until now are benefited with my work.
The CFS was my proposal based on market analysis, low operation costs than the market offer, the necessary equipment and better services was a success for exporters like Reybanpac, Maersk, Maruba, CSAV, Ribaki etc.

Company dedicated to...

depot manager, controller

CSAV / Ecuaestibas

December 1996 - October 2005

or Guayaquil largest operation that include, such clients as CSAV, M.S.C., Kien Hung Line, Chiquita, Seatrade, Nino Fruit also I was in charge of the day to day operation in the terminal which include the supervision of vessel operation for the different ports that we dispatch containers, yard operation, gate operation.
I had the responsibility to coordinate with all concerned parties in a professional manner to successfully achieve the goals and objectives established by senior management as well as to satisfy the expectation of clients, the management of three terminals with all the responsibilities of the position administration inspections, estimates, repairs, post repair inspection, special equipment such as Top Loaders, reach Stackers, transportation of empties and dispatch to plant, control the equipment aboard ships include technician for connection and repair, generators repair and control, budgets etc.

Operadora del Pacifico / MAERSK
Job Position:


Dole Standard Fruit Company

May 1995 - September 1996

Job Position:
Responsible for the administration and control of the day to day activities of the container terminal M&R operations, more particularly to attend three department's capabilities and become the focal point of M&R control and communication within Container Terminal.
The equipment Weekly Dole vessel operation including all areas with activities in the dockside as well as in the container yard. Ensures that all pre-planned operational activities and set targets are being followed.
Also include the management of inspections, estimates, repairs, post repair inspection, transportation of empties and dispatch to plant, control the equipment aboard Dole ships include technician for p.t.i. and repair in the route, also the maintenance of a 5 trail trucks, 2 Taylor Top Loaders, 250 chassis, 2 taylor empty handlers, 50 gensets.
Work shop and Warehouse control for containers spare parts, chassis and generators repair.

Annual budget planning etc.

Chief of reefer department

Transcon S.A. / Serport

April 1989 - April 1995

From: 01-04-89 To: 30-04-95
Job description:
Container Inspection & Repairs
Comply with the standards set by each customer and coordinate with them audits
Chief of reefer department
Develop a work plan and coordination with customers to control refrigerated containers from the time it leaves the terminal until its surrender in port, warehouse and inventory control, technical staff etc. As Manager Operations of Serport ( Department affiliated to Transcon ) I had the responsibilities to provide all the resources for a port ship operation and the development of business plans for the rent of equipments.
My position reported directly to the General Manager with main focus in the develop of a rapport with existing key clients and look for new business accounts

Operator port Chief

Agencia Naviera Europacifico

September 1987 - March 1989

As head of the container port area was in charge of coordinating the export and import cargo handling shipping documents, Tally import coordination with operators of the ship container shipping port, weights documents etc.

Qualifications & Certifications

communication science

Universidad de Guayaquil

Tutoring High School

Colegio Cristobal Colon

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