The Dominican General Directorate of Customs (DGA) received the Eagle P60S, the latest generation of X-ray technology.
The Eagle P60-S scanner allows the truck and container to be thoroughly inspected, regardless of the density of the load and its condition, thus ensuring a safe, efficient and fast recognition by providing a detailed view of the merchandise inside of the container.
The Eagle P60-S scanner streamlines container load inspections, as trucks don’t need to stop for the system to perform the scanning process.
The donation of the Eagle P60-s scanner made by the HIT Puerto Río Haina company, which has a cost of more than three million dollars, is state-of-the-art equipment able to scan and inspect up to 100 containers per hour that prevent even the smuggling of weapons and drugs, the DGA reported.
Eduardo Sanz Lovatón, director of the DGA, explained that the installation of the Eagle P60-s is in line with the efforts made by the current management to make the institution’s operations more efficient, modern, and safe.
In addition, this initiative supports the Government’s objective of enabling the dispatch of containers in 24 hours.
“With this donation, at no cost to the Dominican State, we will be in a better position to perform the double role that the DGA is called to fulfill, guaranteeing national security and facilitating foreign trade by increasing our logistics efficiency through the implementation of technology”, said Sanz Lovatón in a press release.
He thanked and appreciated the donation of the X-ray equipment made by the HIT Puerto Río Haina company.
“To become the main and most important logistics hub in the region would position the Dominican Republic as a strategic investment destination, increasing the interest of multinational companies in the country and, therefore, the generation of employment,” said the official.
Erik Alma, CEO of HIT Puerto Río Haina, a port operating company that manages and develops the Río Haina Port, said that handing over the equipment to the DGA strengthens the main objective of public-private alliances, which is to return benefits to the country.
Puerto Río Haina is the most important multipurpose terminal in the Dominican Republic. 60% of the international maritime trade that enters and leaves the territory passes through this port terminal.
Since its inception, as the operating company that develops the Rio Haina port, HIT has invested more than 140 million dollars in specific areas such as infrastructure, technology, and security to make this port a world-class multipurpose terminal.