Puerto Rico government requests bids for Ponce project
Port of the Americas, a government-backed new port project in Puerto Rico, has requested proposals to design, build, operate and maintain the port by June 1.
Located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico in Ponce, the new port will serve cargo needs between Puerto Rico and the United States, Caribbean, Europe, Central and South America, and Asia.
Edgardo Torres-Caballero, deputy secretary of the department of economic development of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is project manager of this development.
“The Port of the Americas provides a central geographic location that will allow clients to optimize their supply chains and deliver value to their customers,” he said. “The port will put Puerto Rico in a position to offer a significant advantage as an integrated transshipment/import/export hub and free trade zone,” he added.
In tandem with the Port of the Americas project, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico plans to develop manufacturing and logistics parks adjacent to the port.