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Dominican Republic is set to expand to six cruise ports

With the purpose of increasing the arrival of cruise ships to Dominican ports, as well as new shipping companies to the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom) participates in the Seatrade Cruise Global international fair that takes place in Miami, United States.

A press release indicates that the Caribbean delegation, headed by the executive director of Apordom, Jean Luis Rodríguez, has held meetings with the main agents of the cruise sector, with the aim of promoting the Government’s interest in going from three to six terminals for the reception of cruise ships.

“We have had a great boom in terms of cruises and we intend to continue expanding, we are talking about the fact that we have a projection of going from three to six terminals, and that is what we are promoting in this important fair; cases like Cabo Rojo in Pedernales, with the new terminal; Barahona, a province where it has always been dreamed of receiving cruise ships and we are already working on a plan, as well as in Samaná and Arroyo Barril, which will be carried out through Public-Private Partnerships,” said the public servant.

Among the topics to be addressed at this fair are the potential of Dominican ports for cruise ships, the search for new investors, new strategies to attract cruise ships, as well as maintaining the participation of local productive sectors (artisans, farmers, and commercial) within the cruise industry.

“For the second time we participate in this important world cruise fair where we are promoting both the existing ports to receive cruise ships as well as the ports to be developed in the present and future, convinced that we cannot be closed, and that we must expand to other borders,” Rodriguez said.

Apordom’s participation in this fair, which is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and for the second time with an individual stand, represents a business opportunity for the country’s ports; This fair is considered one of the most important in the industry, bringing together on this occasion more than 900 exhibitors from 127 countries around the world and around 11,000 professionals.

The four-day event focuses on “The Future of Cruises” with major cruise lines, ports, destinations and travel service providers addressing all aspects of the industry’s ongoing critical recovery.

They accompany Jean Luis Rodríguez; the President of the Board of Directors of Apordom, Alejandro Campos, who also chairs the Presidential Commission for Modernization and Port Security (CPMSP) and the commercial coordinator of the Port Authority, Scarlet Rodríguez.


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