Economy

Haiti aiming for Caribbean hub status – Port Strategy


Haiti’s first Panamax Port, Port Lafito, has taken another step towards Caribbean hub status with the announcement that Evergreen Marine and King Ocean Services will be using the port as a future port of call.

Pierre Liautaud, GB Group Executive Vice President of Infrastructure, told Port Strategy that Haiti is at present the second largest market for Evergreen.

“The efficiency that Evergreen gains by calling Port Lafito offers the possibility to incorporate Haiti to its service to Dominican Republic, which is the largest market for them in the Caribbean,” he said.

“We believe that Port Lafito is geographically well situated to be a Caribbean hub and are actively soliciting lines to engage the second phase of the port to provide transshipment services.” via Port Strategy

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