With the purpose of increasing the arrival of cruise ships in Dominican ports, as well as new shipping companies to the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Port Authority (APORDOM) participates in the international fair Seatrade Cruise Global that takes place in Miami.
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 objective of promoting the Government’s interest in increasing the number of terminals for the reception of cruise ships from three to six.
“We have had a great boom in cruise ships and we intend to continue expanding, we are talking about having 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 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 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, agricultural, and commercial) within the cruise industry. The four-day event focuses on “The Future of Cruises” with major cruise lines, ports, destinations and travel service providers.