Trailer Bridge briefs senior Dominican officials
Officials from Jacksonville-based Trailer Bridge, which expanded beyond its core Puerto Rico market to add service to the Dominican Republic in August, briefed senior officials from the Dominican Republic on the new service at an industry meeting Tuesday in Santo Domingo.
The presentation at an industry event there covered subjects such as the introduction of Trailer Bridge's 53-foot containers for the first time in a foreign trade lane, and security measures. The company also discussed the advantages of shipping through Jacksonville if U.S.-based partners are located outside of Florida.
John McCown, Trailer Bridge chairman and chief executive officer, in a press release describing some of the advantages of the new Dominican Republic service, noted: 'The 62 percent more space offered by our 53-footers compared to a traditional 40-footer translates into much better economics per product shipped. In addition, starting in Jacksonville instead of Miami typically shaves off at least $500 per load in inland costs, since most shipments come from or go to interior points in the U.S.'
The event in Santo Domingo was attended by senior government and business leaders in the Dominican Republic, Trailer Bridge said.