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The Dominican Republic occupies a little more than half of the island of Hispaniola, which they share with Haiti. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the North and the Caribbean Sea to the South. Puerto Rico sits just miles away to the east, as does Jamaica and Cuba. Commonly known as “DR” the Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination well known for its all-inclusive resorts, and sees its fair share of trade from the Caribbean and surrounding areas.

At Promptus LLC, our team has the ability to help you facilitate FTL (full truckload) and LTL (less than truckload) shipments to the Caribbean and other countries throughout the world. With air, land, ocean shipping options, we’ll assist you in finding the best rate and route for your freight shipping.

Main Ports and Airports in Dominican Republic


The Dominican Republic has a total of 14 operating seaports, although only nine are capable of handling international cargo. Of those nine, here are the 4 most important:

  • Port of Rio Haina
  • Port of Caucedo
  • Port of Puerto Plata
  • Port of Santo Domingo

The Port of Santo Domingo together with the Haina Port, command over 85% of the Dominican Republic’s import traffic.

There is a handle of major airports handling international and domestic travels throughout the Dominican Republic. However, not all of them are capable of handling international cargo except for the following:

  • Las Américas International Airport (Santo Domingo)
  • Cibao International Airport (Santiago)
  • Gregorio Luperón International Airport (Puerto Plata)
  • La Romana International Airport (La Romana)

Import/Export Info Between the US/Canada and Dominican Republic

The trade between the DR and the generated $12.6B in both import and export trade value.

That same year, the United States ranked DR as the 33rd best export market, with goods up 1% from 2016 at $7.8B. Top export categories from the US and Canada include:

  • Mineral fuels
  • Electrical machinery
  • Machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Plastics

In imported goods, the Dominican Republic ranks as the US’ 47th largest goods supplier as of 2017, generating $4.7B. Some popular imports the US receives from DR include:

  • Optical and medical equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Electrical machinery
  • Knit apparel
  • Jewelry

Let us be Your Business’ Freight Forwarding Provider

Do you need help organizing international shipments between the Dominican Republic and the United States or Canada? Promptus, LLC is a global logistics company that specializes in services that can help get your goods to countries in the Caribbean at the best possible rate. With ocean shipping services, warehousing and distribution, and licensed Customs Brokers available to help with CBP paperwork and fees, we are a one-stop shop for all your import and export needs – contact us today at 1-877-776-6799 to receive a quote.

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