Local May 10, 2023 | 9:01 am

The AILA is building a cargo handling facility

Santo Domingo.- The General Directorate of Customs (DGA) and Siglo XXI Dominican Airports (Aerodom) have announced the expansion and modernization of the DGA terminal for express mail at the Dominican Republic International Airport, in the presence of Vice President Raquel Peña. The project is essential to guide the country toward a future in which the logistics chain is a preponderant economic region and prioritizes national security, quality, and transparency. It will allow the terminal to operate continuously 24/7, benefiting users and generating new job opportunities.

The head of the DGA, Eduardo Sanz Lovatón, expressed that the main objective is to turn the nation into an air cargo hub by taking advantage of the additional advantage of being a tourist country with an excellent air connection. They will centralize operations, extend their hours of service, and guarantee national security. 24/7 operations will expedite the dispatch of the cargo, better safeguard the cargo, and improve traceability, providing users with advantages.

The Las Américas International Airport ranks second in the infrastructure-efficiency ratio for air cargo, according to a survey by the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Sanz Lovatón explained that only in March of this year, there were some 7,300 tons available on passenger flights, and the country has the potential to have more than 10,000 tons. He emphasized that this type of project contributes to direct the country towards a future in which logistics constitutes a preponderant economic area while maintaining national security, quality, and transparency.

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