Dubai-based largest port operator, DP World has entered into a partnership deal with Latin America’s newest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent LatAm) to develop two temperature-controlled logistics facilities within DP World Logistics Parks in Latin America.
The developments are expected to provide both Emergent LatAm and DP World’s customers with a fully integrated supply chain solution.
As part of the partnership deal, the developments will be focused on two locations. First in DP World Caucedo, a world-class logistics hub and free trade zone located in Punta Caucedo, near the city of Santo Domingo. Caucedo is the newest and most modern port on the island and a gateway for the Caribbean food trade.
The second location is Duran Logistics Center (Ecuador), which began operations last year as part of a large investment in this important global trade market. Ecuador’s main export commodities include shrimp and bananas.
Further, the parties are committed to exploring development activities in other DP World locations in Latin America to improve their service offerings and 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. 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.”
“Partnering with Emergent Cold Latam allows us to jointly integrate the refrigerated supply chain of our customers and provide logistics solutions that simplify their supply chain. Emergent Cold LaTAm fits perfectly with DP World’s Logistics service vision and strategy across the Latam region, enabling trade and expanding our logistics offerings,” said Mr. Matthew Leech, CEO and Managing Director of DP World Americas Region.
Emergent Cold Latin America
Emergent Cold Latin America builds the highest quality cold storage network to deliver integrated, end-to-end temperature-controlled logistics solutions to customers throughout Latin America. The company was founded to fill a need for modern cold-chain solutions within the market and to serve the growing demand from domestic and global trade customers.