DP WORLD CAUCEDO

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DP World Caucedo is a world-class marine terminal and free zone, located in Punta Caucedo, 25 km from the city of Santo Domingo which is the commercial and political capital of the Dominican Republic. 

The Caucedo´s Port main driver is in the combination of land, air and ocean transportation with the objective of projecting the DR as a strong competitor in international markets and to be an example of development on a national and regional level.

This port is part of the DP World portfolio of marine terminals. This company is a global leader in Operations, terminal development, logistics and other related services. With more than 65 terminals on 6 continents, including new development projects in India, Africa, Europe and Middle East.

Caucedo´s operations started in December 2003 and works under the highest standards with quality and operational efficiency, providing the cornerstones of its success and development.

Strategy

Its strategy is all about making the best use of the resources at their disposal in order to obtain a predetermined goal. It describes their plan to maximize value through leveraging their world-class infrastructure, to strengthen global supply chains and to generate sustainable economic growth.

Recently, they introduced the concept of the Balanced Scorecard Framework to communicate their strategy, with the aim of communicating a clear, consistent and shared vision of DP World Caucedo for a sustainable future. This Balanced Scorecard Framework defines strategic pillars to be implemented across the company and strategic priorities which are measured against KPIs.

Port Services

Their main activity is the loading and unloading of container ships visiting the port, as well as break-bulk cargo. This activity is carried out in an efficient, effective and continuous manner, during 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DP World Caucedo offers a wide range of port services for importers and exporters in DR.

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Some of these services are:

  • Secure storage of loaded containers.
  • Assistance in customs/verification area, of personnel trained and/or forklift.
  • Re-stowage of containerized goods.
  • Electricity and monitoring services for refrigerated cargo.
  • Handling of oversized/out of gauge cargo.
  • Vehicle Discharge.
  • Storage of imported vehicles, monitored by a CCTV system.
  • The parking area is managed and controlled by ZFMC.

Caucedo Routes

  • To North America
    • MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY
    • HAPAG LLOYD
    • NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA
  • To Central America
    • HAMBURG SUD
    • HAPAG LLOYD
    • X-PRESS FEEDER
    • MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY
    • MAERSK LINE
  • To Caribbean Islands
    • TROPICAL
    • CFS
    • MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY
    • MAERSK LINE
    • HAPAG LLOYD
  • To South America
    • MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY
    • HAPAG LLOYD
    • NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA
    • CMA CGM
    • CHINA SHIPPING
  • To Europe
    • HAPAG LLOYD
    • HAMBURG SUD
    • CMA CGM
    • MAERSK LINE
    • MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY
  • To Asia
    • CMA CGM
    • HAPAG LLOYD
    • CHINA SHIPPING COMPANY
    • HAMBURG SUD
    • ZIM 

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Source: https://www.marinetraffic.com/es/ais/details/ports/1486

Infrastructure

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  • 922 meters of berth
  • -13.5 meters of depth (-15 meters Q2 2015)
  • 50 hectares of container yard
  • 800 Reefer plugs
  • 5 Post-Panamax cranes
  • 1 Super Post-Panamax cranes
  • 23 Rubber tire gantries (RTG’s)
  • 2 mobile harbor cranes
  • 13 inbound yard lanes
  • 5 outbound yard lanes
  • 24/7 operations – 365 days
  • X-rays scanners at gates
  • Radioactive detection portals
  • CCTV surveillance system
  • Biometric access

Security Accreditations 

  • Caucedo was the first terminal in the DR to be ISPS certified.
  • Caucedo is a member of the US Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a voluntary program that aims to enhance the security and efficiency of global supply chain operations through active collaboration with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), shipping lines and end-customers.
  • Caucedo participates in the Megaports and US Container Security Initiative (CSI), which deploys US Customs officials in the port.

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To continue: DP World is building a 40 acre free zone Logistics Centre next to the terminal. In the next blog, I will talk about this Caucedo Logistics Center, where seaport, airport, and warehousing operations are combined in a single site.  

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