Haiti’s first Panamax port – Port Lafito – announces strategic alliance with SSA Marine

Port Lafito S.A. is pleased to announce that it has reached a strategic alliance with SSA Marine to manage its Port and Terminal operations in Haiti. This historical first in the Haitian Port and Maritime sector, cements the vision set out two years ago by GB Group to build the country’s first modern container Port. The size and nature of the infrastructure and superstructure investments being made coupled with SSA’s world class operating standards and global marketing network represent a major paradigm shift for the future of the industry in Haiti.


About Port Lafito: Port Lafito is a private International Port currently in construction 20km outside Port-au-Prince. Upon opening in Q4 2014, it will be Haiti’s first Panamax port equipped with the latest quay and terminal equipment for handling containers and bulk cargo.

Port Lafito S.A. is a subsidiary of GB Group.

About SSA Marine: SSA Marine, the world’s largest independent, privately-held marine terminal operator, with activities at more than 210 terminal facilities and intermodal rail operations throughout geographies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Asia, New Zealand and South Africa. Since its foundation in 1949, SSA Marine has continued to grow, always focusing on its customers’ interests.

SSA Marine is a subsidiary of holding company Carrix.

Haiti's Panamax Port

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