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President Luis Abinader was a keynote speaker on Wednesday, 13 May 2021, at the opening of the First Virtual Forum on Port Law in the Dominican Republic. The event is organized by the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom) and the Association of Shipping Companies of the Dominican Republic (ANRD).

Abinader spoke of the importance of the port sector for the economic recovery the country is experiencing and of the opportunities it offers for a competitive economy. The President stressed that 90% of the global trade is transported by ships.

The President highlighted the country’s strategic geographic position and the efforts being made to turn the country into a regional logistics hub. Abinader spoke of the many port locations on all the coasts. He mentioned the ports of Santo Domingo, La Romana, Boca Chica, San Pedro de Macorís and Barahona on the south coast...

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