Ecuador on guard against possible delays at key port amid flooding


Quito: Ecuador is taking measures to make sure clean operation of port amenities amid immense flooding attributable to heavy rains within the coastal metropolis of Guayaquil.

Guayaquil, an industrial middle and port metropolis in southwestern Ecuador, was hardest hit by the storms and subsequent flooding, landslides and disruptions of transportation and provides, stories Xinhua information company.

On Thursday, the Nationwide Customs Service of Ecuador (SENAE) warned torrential rain might doubtlessly trigger delays in international commerce shipments to and from the port metropolis of Guayaquil.

“SENAE is taking the necessary steps and activating contingency plans so that operations are not affected. It is also safeguarding the integrity of its servers,” the customs service mentioned in a press release.

From Wednesday evening by means of early Thursday morning, heavy rains, thunderstorms and robust gusts hit the province of Guayas, its capital Guayaquil and a few coastal areas, reported the Nationwide Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI).

President Guillermo Lasso has tasked the federal government of Guayas province to coordinate with all authorities ranges to make sure the supply of any and all help wanted to mitigate the affect of the flooding, native media reported.

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