The facilities will be located within DP World’s Logistics Parks in Latin America and aim to provide both parties’ customers with a fully integrated supply chain solution.
The developments will be focused on DP World Caucedo in the Dominican Republic and the Duran Logistics Center in Ecuador.
Additionally, both companies have also committed to exploring development activities in other DP World locations across Latin America in a bid to enhance their service offerings and further establish a cold-chain footprint.
“This partnership in these locations is an important step forward in our vision to build the highest quality cold storage network in Latin America,” said Neal Rider, CEO of Emergent Cold Latin America.
“DP World is a major player in the region, and we share a commitment to growth in the global food trade. We look forward to working with DP World in delivering a more integrated solution to our customers in their locations.”
Matthew Leech, CEO and Managing Director of DP World America’s Region, added “Partnering with Emergent Cold Latin America allows us to jointly integrate the refrigerated supply chain of our customer’s and provide logistics solutions that simplify their supply chain.
“Emergent Cold Latin America fits perfectly with DP World’s logistics service vision and strategy across the Latam region, enabling trade and expanding our logistics offerings.”
The terminal operator and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have also recently signed the Collaboration Agreement for the development of the deep-sea port at Banana.
Under the agreement, the company will develop an initial 600m quay with an 18m draft, capable of handling the largest vessels in operations.
The port is set to have a container handling capacity of around 450,000 TEU per year, and a 30-hectare yard to store containers. It will also feature the latest technology and equipment.