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For over 100 years we have contributed to changing Haiti’s economic outlook and landscape.
As responsible citizens of the world, securing long term solutions to enhance development
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Port Lafito, Haiti’s Panamax Port, the first private container Port in Haiti, is the centerpiece of the Lafito Global Economic Zone, which includes an industrial free zone, a power plant, a business park and residential area. This undertaking will drive the creation of more than 20,000 new jobs in Haiti in the next couple of years, foster a new vibrant economic social center, establish attractive regional logistics and become an industrial hub for the Caribbean.
This multi-purpose terminal boasts the deepest port in the nation and handles containerized and loose-bulk cargo. The $300 million Lafito Global project is a private, public and international partnership that will bring the country to the forefront of modern logistics with state of the art equipment and technology.
“This visionary project that we began in 2010 is an opportunity for Haiti to progress both economically and socially and will serve as the standard for others who will see the opportunities that exist in this beautiful country,” said Reuven Bigio, CEO of GB Group.
A project of this magnitude is the first of its kind in Haiti. It is a powerful concept, providing modern and efficient logistics and manufacturing space with residential and leisure areas to solve the needs of both the local and international investors.
Haiti is strategically located to serve international companies looking to supply the U.S. markets by taking advantage of the commercial and fiscal benefits that the bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Haiti (Hope/Help Act) provides.
This modern and most efficient port in Haiti has contributed to lower freight rates, open trade routes, larger vessels to call Haiti, lower the cost of imported goods, improve logistics, increase the variety of goods accessible to importers and attract foreign investment to Haiti.
With more than 100 years of experience contributing to Haiti’s economic outlook and landscape through its numerous business ventures, GB Group is well positioned to lead this development which has a significant economic impact on the country, by adding skilled jobs and creating much needed wealth for the population as a whole. It is the hope of the GB Group that Port Lafito is only the first of many such projects across the country.
Land preparation began in 2012 and Port operations began in May 2015.