Plans call for Puerto Plata cruise terminal

Puerto Plata could be getting
a cruise terminal in 2020, according to the head of the port authority for the
Dominican Republic.

In comments to the newspaper
Listin Diario, Dominican Port Authority executive director Víctor Gomez
Casanova said $125 million would be invested in the construction
of a cruise terminal that would be shared by up to five cruise lines. 

Gomez Casanova said the
entire port will be rebuilt with a new dock for fishermen and transfer of the
container yard to a new area.

He said the new terminal
could service up to three ships simultaneously. A concession has been granted
to a contractor to build the terminal. Previous trade reports have identified
the contractor as Mexico’s ITM Group, the developer of Puerto Costa Maya, south
of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

In 2016, Carnival Corp.
opened its $85 million Amber Cove private port near Puerto Plata on the
Dominican Republic’s north coast.

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