Cotecna signs Guatemala Scanning Contract with Empresa Portuaria Quetzal

Cotecna is pleased to announce the signature of a 5-year, renewable contract with Empresa Portuaria Quetzal (EPQ), the entity responsible for the management and operations of Puerto Quetzal, located in Guatemala.

Cotecna will finance, install, operate and maintain one scanner with a workforce of up to thirty people. The scanner will be integrated with Coview®, Cotecna’s inspection management software which consolidates all inspection technologies deployed at local, regional or national level.

Fabrice Etienvre, Head of Government & Trade Solutions, Cotecna Inspection S.A, comments: “We look forward to working with Empresa Portuaria Quetzal. This new contract between Cotecna and EPQ in Guatemala comes at a time when countries in Central and Latin America are actively moving to share trade-related intelligence. EPQ and Guatemala are key players in this dynamic, and Puerto Quetzal represents one of the country’s most strategic ports. The technology provided by Cotecna will enable them to further position themselves at the forefront of regional modern trade monitoring and facilitation”.

Cotecna currently manages 16 contracts with government entities worldwide. This newest one further reinforces the company’s presence in Central and Latin America, as well as its dynamic in the Ports & Borders Solutions market.

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Cotecna is a global leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services. We offer solutions to facilitate trade and make supply chains safer and more efficient for our clients. Our trusted network of professionals and certified laboratories provide expertise across four key sectors: agriculture & food, government & trade, minerals & metals, and general cargo. Founded in Switzerland in 1974, Cotecna started off as a family business and has now grown to become a world-class international player with over 4000 employees in more than 100 offices across approximately 50 countries.