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BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic.- Four of the world’s leading marine transport companies will base their operations at Caucedo Multimodal Port to transship containers between North and South America.

Caucedo terminal’s high efficiency and bolstered security are the key element taken which attracted the foreign shippers to take the step, said Caucedo Port manager Multimodal Jose Nelton González during a tour for the press Wednesday.

The executive provided details on the various processes from the arrival, exit, positioning and to the final unloading of containers full of merchandise. “The fact that the shippers arrive in Dominican Republic opens new market opportunities  for the local exporter, because services will be added which weren’t previously available.”

He added that the arrival of the new shipping companies starting March 22 will bring more jobs and improve the country’s competitiveness.

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Written by: Atabey, 15 Mar 2012 1:37 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Excellent news.
Written by: elBuscoon, 15 Mar 2012 2:01 PM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion
I wonder how long it will be before they get caught shipping a few kilos out of this port.
Written by: WalterPolo, 15 Mar 2012 2:03 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Good news for the owners, DT World chaired by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, from Dubai.

Question: what's the deal for Dominican Republic and its citizens?

What does the country really get off of that?
Written by: foresthill, 15 Mar 2012 2:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I don't see any names of any shipping lines here, is this just another PLDelection scam???
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 15 Mar 2012 2:07 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Never forgotten, never forsaken. 168-13 IRREVOCABLE.
No, this is another one from the PURPLE GANG, right Josie?
Written by: generoso, 15 Mar 2012 2:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic, "Good fences, make good neighbors"

Shipping cost from DR are extremely high, compared to cost from the US and other destinations.
In order for the DR exporters to remain competitive, these costs have to be lowered.
Written by: Atabey, 15 Mar 2012 2:27 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Written by: WalterPolo, 15 Mar 2012 2:03 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Good news for the owners, DT World chaired by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, from Dubai.

Question: what's the deal for Dominican Republic and its citizens?

What does the country really get off of that?"

elBuscoon, is angry because this deal creates COMPETITION FOR CUBITA'S MARIEL DEEP PORT OPERATIONS. The one that Brazil is developing.

As for the rest of you, please read Generoso's point about steep shipping costs out of DR.

This is excellent news for the DR. Don't fall under the spell of Josean and everything is BAD if it's not own and operated by poor Dominicans, or doesn't go into education....

The World is being integrated whether you like it or not; and investments like these from aboard help Dominicans become more productive. So cheer up and think about the possibilities this investment opens up.

Written by: josean, 15 Mar 2012 2:29 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Professor how come Atabey didn't research that before he began clapping in orgasmic fervor!
Written by: Atabey, 15 Mar 2012 2:47 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


oops, says Josean.
Written by: zooma, 15 Mar 2012 5:15 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Where is the transparency? Four top shipping companies - how about some names. It is like an old theater in my home town had posted on the marquee "ALWAYS TWO TOP HITS". Yet, you never knew what they were unless you visited the box office. They were never first run movies, most of the time they were "B" movies.

What is the mistery? What defines a "top shipping company"?

DT, who, what, when, how, where ?

We get more information when somebody is killed on the autopista. We know a name, age, marriage status, race; placa number, make, model, and year of vehicle.



Written by: dreadlocks, 15 Mar 2012 7:02 PM
From: United States
“The fact that the shippers arrive in Dominican Republic opens new market opportunities for the local exporter, because services will be added which weren’t previously available.”


why do these guys have to spout this crap? having the ships here does nothing to open new market opportunities. the only thing that accomplishes that is FOREIGN DEMAND. forward logistics is not materially affected by whether or not the ships are based here. holy jeezus.
Written by: josean, 16 Mar 2012 8:22 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

oops, says the PLACENTA aka Atabey!
Written by: Atabey, 16 Mar 2012 9:04 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
JOJO,

Another day, another mojón!

Written by: Atabey, 16 Mar 2012 9:08 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Dready,

One Achilles heel in the DR development model has been its dreadful transportation links-both internally AND EXTERNALLY. These investments ARE good for the DR. I understand that Elbuscoon is angry that an additional competitive port will be opening up in the Caribbean to challenge Cubita's El Mariel Port, but are you too suffering from a similar malady?

Why is this development detrimental to DR's economic health?

Give me a good answer and I'll reconsider my thoughts.
Written by: dreadlocks, 16 Mar 2012 10:12 AM
From: United States
asks Atabey

Why is this development detrimental to DR's economic health?

who said it was?
Written by: Atabey, 16 Mar 2012 11:10 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

"why do these guys have to spout this crap?

having the ships here does nothing to open new market opportunities. the only thing that accomplishes that is FOREIGN DEMAND.

forward logistics is not materially affected by whether or not the ships are based here. holy jeezus."--Dread

At best, your statements reflect a neutral stance. If you consider a less charitable interpretation, then it's as if you're saying: So what? Does not change anything in DR.

Get my point?

Written by: elBuscoon, 16 Mar 2012 11:19 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion
Atabey wrote;

elBuscoon, is angry because this deal creates COMPETITION FOR CUBITA'S MARIEL DEEP PORT OPERATIONS. The one that Brazil is developing.

Who said that I am angry? At least we are not shipping drugs all around the world. I think this is great for The DR, but as I wrote, it won't be long before we read that a major drug bust comes out of this port.

Written by: dreadlocks, 16 Mar 2012 11:22 AM
From: United States
asks Atabey

Get my point?

no. do you have one? i guess that, in your mind, status quo, and degeneration, are one and the same.
Written by: elBuscoon, 16 Mar 2012 11:23 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion
BREAKING News; This just in from DT;

Santo Domingo.- The nine people arrested in the bust of 807 kilos of cocaine at Caucedo Port seized were handed over to the Santo Domingo Office of the Prosecutor Wednesday, among them ex Navy lieutenant Sandy de Leon Meléndez, while the investigation continues.
Written by: Atabey, 16 Mar 2012 11:40 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Written by: elBuscoon, 16 Mar 2012 11:19 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion
Atabey wrote;

elBuscoon, is angry because this deal creates COMPETITION FOR CUBITA'S MARIEL DEEP PORT OPERATIONS. The one that Brazil is developing.

Who said that I am angry? At least we are not shipping drugs all around the world. I think this is great for The DR, but as I wrote, it won't be long before we read that a major drug bust comes out of this port. "

ElBuscoon,

Guess what? Every port in the Americas has an issue with illegal activities. Or is what happened to General Ochoa so distant in memory?

Build a highway and guess what, at some point someone will transit in some illegal activity on that road!

I look at these developments with an eye towards: Does it help the DR in its movement towards modernity? If yes, then I'm all in.
Written by: zooma, 17 Mar 2012 8:12 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

"having the ships here does nothing to open new market opportunities" Atabey: I beg to differ with you.

The more ships that call to a port creates an indirect business to the port community and country. The port has the possibility to become a good transhipment point where cargo destined for other international ports can be off loaded at Caucedo, stored, and on loaded to other cargo lines for onward transportation. The port gains from storage fees and increased demand for port side labor. Additionally, products and materials in transit can be further refined at the port in a free trade zone. It will require investment in storage facilities, material handling equipment, factory space, machinery, and a trained work force. All of this indirect logistics brings revenue into the country.

This country is a natural location for such an opportunity as it sits on or near shipping lanes from the Americas and includes Panama to/from E.Coast of US/Canada, Europe, and Mediterranean.
Written by: Atabey, 17 Mar 2012 8:50 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
"having the ships here does nothing to open new market opportunities" Atabey: I beg to differ with you.


Zooma,

That's what Dread stated. I've been trying to get him to acknowledge that IT IS BENEFICIAL to the development of the DR.

Here's Dread's post:

Written by: dreadlocks, 15 Mar 2012 7:02 PM
From: United States
“The fact that the shippers arrive in Dominican Republic opens new market opportunities for the local exporter, because services will be added which weren’t previously available.”


why do these guys have to spout this crap? having the ships here does nothing to open new market opportunities. the only thing that accomplishes that is FOREIGN DEMAND. forward logistics is not materially affected by whether or not the ships are based here. holy jeezus."
Written by: zooma, 17 Mar 2012 9:09 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Atabey, you got me.

Additional indirect services to the port and labor force would be: food vendors, restaurants, housing, laundry, ships chandlers, marine repair, ect, ect, ect.
Written by: Atabey, 17 Mar 2012 9:14 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
We all have made mistakes.


Zooma,

I can't understand how ANYONE could see this development as NOT being in the long run interest of the DR. For the same reasons you outline and others, some people need to get their reflex fixation with instant criticizing any development in DR and step back and take in the information before jumping to conclusions.


I'm waiting for Dready to correct his.
Written by: dreadlocks, 17 Mar 2012 11:09 AM
From: United States
Atabey, the reason why you will NEVER, EVER, be considered as a serious academic, if an academic at all, is because you are intellectually dishonest, and you think every debate is an ego contest. so, you misrepresent what people say, then require them to correct their positions , based on your falsehood. this is what i said about the shipping port

why do these guys have to spout this crap? having the ships here does nothing to open new market opportunities. the only thing that accomplishes that is FOREIGN DEMAND.

see the words, highlighted, FOREIGN DEMAND? i did not get into any discussion of spillover benefits, not externalities. i said DEMAND. now, if you choose to show me how demand in Canada, for Dominican products, increases because of forward logistics, then we can talk. try honesty, for once in your pitiful life. it is not as odious as you think. some of us actually like it.
Written by: josean, 17 Mar 2012 1:13 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"Atabey, the reason why you will NEVER, EVER, be considered as a serious academic, if an academic at all, is because you are intellectually dishonest, and you think every debate is an ego contest. so, you misrepresent what people say, then require them to correct their positions , based on your falsehood. this is what i said about the shipping port"

I submit the entire statement above for consideration into the Dreadlocks Hall Of Famous Quotables!
Written by: Atabey, 19 Mar 2012 6:41 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
The only one missing an honest bone is you Dready, How is it that almost every news item that concerns some development in DR is almost always met by some form of negative comment on your part?

We know that the canary under the Mongo tree has issues beyond help, but why would you choose to follow in that direction?

You didn't consider the spill over effects? The externalities!! The fact that people looking to invest capital in DR would take into account the fact that a new, more modern port would be available to get their stuff out of the country faster and cheaper!!!

And you didn't even think it worthwhile that Dominicans would see benefits from having another deep water port to carry their goods to market!!!

That is why we often clash Dready. You instantly criticize while some of us reflect on the information BEFORE commenting. See the difference.

Of course, had this new port opened up in say Jamaica!, perhaps your concerns would have been mute. Just guessin
Written by: josean, 19 Mar 2012 7:22 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

The PURPLE PUNK’S Minster of Education announces that there are 500 schools without electricity in the second decade of the 21st century, yet the DAM METRO was the priority and the PURPLE PLACENTA takes about modernity!

And believes every BULL SHIT announcement that Lie-onel and the PLD's PROFESSIONAL LIARS put out from their rectal propaganda machine!
Written by: dreadlocks, 19 Mar 2012 11:51 AM
From: United States
first of all , Atabey, i am not in this posting business to win debates. if i was, i would be very selective in the opposition i chose, so that my victories would have some meaning. defeating you would not be a meaningful exercise, in the same way that the Yankees beating up on a Sunday School softball team is not newsworthy. do not assume that you understand my positions, at least until you understand yours. i am very critical of the new cruise ship port that opened in Falmouth, Jamaica, and i have espressed my reservations to the Minister of Tourism, who is a good friend of mine. now go back and try to answer the question...HOW DO FORWARD LOGISTICS AFFECT FOREIGN DEMAND? if you cannot, please try to stop muddying the waters with terms you do not seem to understand, such as externalities. go back to google, and bone up. then come back, and continue to make a fool of yourself,the activity you appear to excel at.
Written by: Atabey, 19 Mar 2012 1:24 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Muddying the waters!

No Dready. This new port DOES have POSITIVES for the DR. How many times must you be made aware that DR lacks modernization in its transportation systems? If I remember correctly, aside from the issue of educational deficits, transportation links were one of the top negatives associated with the DR in several international comparison studies.

Written by: dreadlocks, 19 Mar 2012 7:20 PM
From: United States
says Atabey

No Dready. This new port DOES have POSITIVES for the DR.

try to give a direct answer , for once in your life. for the third time, what does forward logistics have to do with DEMAND? demand and supply chain management are not one and the same. products demanded can be more easily moved with modern transhipment infrastructure, but how does it CREATE DEMAND?
Written by: Trujillo, 19 Mar 2012 11:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Evergreen Line, NYK Line, Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine are the four shipping companies. Dominican Today tends to omit important details, like names. seshippingnews.typepad.com/south_east_shipping_news/2012/02/norfolk-new-york-savannah-miami-caucedo-dominican-republic-santos-brazil-a-look-at-the-future-of-oce.html
Written by: Trujillo, 20 Mar 2012 12:20 AM
From: Dominican Republic
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Written by: Atabey, 20 Mar 2012 8:42 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
How does the global trading
environment materially affect
ports?

What are the functions of
a port?


How has business evolved
over the past 20 years for
producers and exporters, and
for importers and carriers?

eclac.cl/publicaciones/transporte/1/lcg2031/lcg2031i.pdf

You can read to your hearts content Dready. You are out of your league here.
Written by: josean, 20 Mar 2012 8:48 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"Atabey, the reason why you will NEVER, EVER, be considered as a serious academic, if an academic at all, is because you are intellectually dishonest, and you think every debate is an ego contest. so, you misrepresent what people say, then require them to correct their positions , based on your falsehood. this is what i said about the shipping port"

Nothing can be more accurate!
Written by: dreadlocks, 20 Mar 2012 9:31 AM
From: United States
says Atabey

You are out of your league here.

that comes from a semi literate that DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF PERCENTAGE, something that 5th grade kids do.
Written by: Atabey, 20 Mar 2012 11:35 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

I see a trend, a tag teaming duo with Batman and his Robbin or is that better framed as El Canario under the mango tree?

Save yourself some time and read up on the subject.

Written by: dreadlocks, 20 Mar 2012 1:15 PM
From: United States
i promise to, when you learn to do percentages.
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