Economy October 14, 2015 | 8:06 am

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Haina port RD$350M automation to lead the region´s agro traffic

Santo Domingo.- Haina Occidental port will feature the firstand most modern facilities to handle and store raw materials from the country´sand the Caribbean´s food industry, at a cost of RD$350 million in the firststage.

The mechanizationsystem is expected to save producers as much as 30% on the cost to offload goodst.

The system, called Ojivais an effort by the Dominican company SANUT and agro organizations, whichexpect to handle more than 50% of farm products, has been installed at the sitewhere the Haina sugar mill once operated.

Project partners MiguelLeonis Lajara and Francisco Fernandez said Ojiva´s three stages will triple thecapacity to store solid and liquid bulk, with which the port will handle themost traffic in that sector.

They said themodernized and automated structure at Terminal Four will to, offload, store andship imported grains for the food industry, with a mechanism which will cut thedownload time by half and resulting in a 200% yield in operations.

Quoted by, the business leaders addedthat the system will offload products such as corn, soybean, wheat and other storedbulk materials and used to produce feed for chickens, cattle, hogs, goat andother animals.

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