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Emergent Cold starts operations in DP World’s Dominican Republic free zones

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Emergent Cold Latin America (Ecla) has inaugurated its facilities in the Dominican Republic, located within the DP World Economic Zones in the Free Trade Zone park.

The inauguration marks the start of the company's operations in the country. Ecla said that the investment in the Caribbean nation should reach $40 million in the coming years.

"In addition to representing an important local investment and a support for the development of the economy of the Dominican Republic, the operation also positions the company as a hub and a strategic ally for importers and exporters throughout the Caribbean. The modern warehouse has capacity for 8,000 frozen pallets and a large antechamber for value-added operations," the company said.

Construction of the warehouse followed EDGE Advanced sustainability standards, with a focus on creating an environmentally efficient operation using ozone-friendly refrigerant gases and energy and water saving systems, reinforcing the company's commitment to sustainability.

"The Dominican Republic is a recognised centre for the import and re-export of products to other countries in the region and Emergent Cold LatAm's warehouse is located within DP World Dominicana's facilities, which have a port terminal considered one of the logistics hubs of Latin America and the Caribbean," added Ecla.

The Dominican Republic is an important producer and exporter of cocoa, bananas and avocado, as well as having a strong food industry, which represents a great opportunity for the company, said Carlos Fernandez, head of Emergent Cold Latam in the Dominican Republic.

"With the start of our operations in the country, Emergent Cold LatAm reaffirms its commitment to logistics services throughout Latin America and contributes to the consolidation of the Dominican Republic as the ideal logistics hub for distribution in the Americas and the Caribbean," concluded Fernandez.