Baleària announced that it plans to open a new ferry route between San Pedro de Macorís (Dominican Republic) and Mayagüez (Puerto Rico) scheduled for after the summer of 2024. The shipping company wants to connect the 133 miles that separate both ports with a service ferry diary.
The maritime company will link these two islands in the Antilles in a seven-hour journey with an eco-efficient ship that could become the first ferry powered by natural gas in the Caribbean.
Baleària will apply its combined transport model for passengers, vehicles and goods to establish daily and reliable communication between the two territories. Customer service and the quality of onboard services will be a priority, and daily connections will allow ro-ro cargo transport to guarantee express deliveries in less than 24 hours, where reliability and punctuality represent the main competitive advantages. The digitalization of services and AI will contribute to the achievement of maximum excellence in transport services.
The shipping company has operated in the Caribbean since 2011, where it currently connects the North American port of Fort Lauderdale with the Bahamian islands of Grand Bahama and Bimini. Thus, with this new service, Baleària will add its third line in the Caribbean and its sixth international route.
“The experience and performance of these more than ten years are the guarantee of our commitment to expansion into emerging markets such as the Caribbean, where we believe that our business model can be a key driver for the socioeconomic development of these territories,” said the President of Baleària, Adolfo Utor, in an event held in the Dominican port, attended by the President of the Dominican Republic Luís Rodolfo Abinader, as well as 500 local representatives and port authorities from the countries that the new route will link.