Emergent Cold Latin America and DP World Announce Development Partnership

Emergent Cold Latin America | December 09, 2021

Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent LatAm), Latin America’s newest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, and DP World, a global logistics company and one of the world’s largest marine terminal operators, announced their intention to partner on the development of two temperature-controlled logistics facilities within DP World Logistics Parks in Latin America. These developments will provide Emergent LatAm and DP World customers with a fully integrated supply chain solution.

The developments will be focused on two locations:

DP World Caucedo (Dominican Republic) is a world-class Logistics Hub and free trade zone located in Punta Caucedo, near the city of Santo Domingo. Caucedo is the newest and most modern port on the island, and a gateway for the Caribbean food trade.
Duran Logistics Center (Ecuador) began operations in September 2020 as part of a large investment in this important global trade market. Ecuador’s main export commodities include shrimp and bananas.

The parties have also committed to explore development activities in other DP World locations in Latin America to enhance their service offerings and further establish a cold-chain footprint.

“This partnership in these locations is an important step forward in our vision to build the highest quality cold storage network in Latin America. DP World is a major player in the region, and we share a commitment to growth in the global food trade. We look forward to working with DP World in delivering a more integrated solution to our customers in their locations.”
-Neal Rider, CEO of Emergent LatAm

“Partnering with Emergent Cold Latam allows us to jointly integrate the refrigerated supply chain of our customer’s and provide logistics solutions that simplify their supply chain.Emergent Cold LATAM fits perfectly with DP World’s Logistics service vision and strategy across the Latam region, enabling trade and expanding our logistics offerings.”
-Matthew Leech, CEO and Managing Director of DP World Americas Region

About Emergent Cold Latin America
Emergent Cold Latin America is building the highest quality cold storage network to provide integrated, end-to-end temperature-controlled logistics solutions to customers throughout Latin America. The Company was founded to fill a need for modern cold-chain solutions within the market and to serve the increasing demand from domestic and global trade customers.

About DP World
We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.

We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 181 business units in 64 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 56,000 employees from 140 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.


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