CONEP Underscores Contributions by DP World in the Dominican Republic
- Members of CONEP learned of the initiatives that form part of DP World´s plan for growth in this country during a visit they paid to its operations located on the Punta Caucedo peninsula, which include: the development of 3,000,000 square meters of land for manufacturing free zones.
Santo Domingo, Boca Chica. June 1, 2021.- Executives of DP World, a provider of logistics solutions, received a visit in its installations by directors of the National Private Enterprise Council (CONEP), during which the representatives of the Council emphasized the contributions the company is making in terms of logistics and training, promoting competitiveness, connectivity, and the development of the Dominican logistics sector. During the visit members of CONEP were also shown the company´s plans for growth in the Dominican Republic and the various business units that make up its ecosystem of “all-in-one” integral services.
The visitors included members of CONEP´s Board of Directors, headed by its president, Pedro Brache, who was accompanied by César Dargam, executive vice president, and the directors Lucile Houellemont, Rogelio Viesca, Rafael E. Izquierdo, and Eduardo Cruz. On their arrival they were received by Morten Johansen, CEO of DP World in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by various members of his team of directors.
During the tour the executive shared details of the company´s plans for growth and its vision of contributing to the economic development of the country as allies of the Dominican State, thus contributing directly through its positioning as the most important logistics HUB in the region of the Americas.
This has been achieved through initiatives the company has already implemented and others in process of development, including the expansion of the main dock and the strengthening of its port infrastructure and the disposing of 3,000,000 square meters of land for the development of manufacturing free zones.
Together with several of the company´s directors, CEO Mortensen showed the members of CONEP around the installations of the various business units within the company and the services they offer, such as the DP World Caucedo terminal, the DP World Industrial Park and Logistics park, DP World Logistics, and the DP World Academy.
During the tour Pedro Brache, president of CONEP, underscored the valuable contributions being made by DP World in the Dominican Republic and how the company´s plan for growth encourages an increase in the country´s competitiveness and connectivity.
“We have been very impressed by DP World. The contribution the company is making in terms of logistics and training in this country is having a direct influence on the development of the nation. We believe that the company is leaving a footprint of progress in the Dominican Republic through its operations, its vision, and its plan for growth. We thank the DP World team for this visit, during which we learned a great deal,” Brache stated.
For his part, Morten Johansen pointed out that DP World has the necessary infrastructure, an integral scheme of services, and the global experience that allows the company to effectively contribute to the Dominican State´s vision of turning the country into the most important logistics HUB in the region. He also emphasized the Dominican Republic´s great potential for multinational industries to install facilities and operate out of this country through the format of nearshoring.
“In DP World we believe that the Dominican Republic has great potential and constitutes a value proposal for manufacturing and logistics companies in the region. For this reason we have invested over 600 million dollars in our operations located in Punta Caucedo, and we are committed to continuing to do so over the long term. Our purpose is to encourage competitiveness, connectivity, and the development of the logistics sector in this country, making a direct impact on the wellbeing of the communities where we operate,” Johansen stated.