About us

We are a company with more than 30 years of experience in the area of ​​maritime services, logistics and representation in the handling of maritime cargo. We also offer logistics services and coordination of land freight transport and customs clearance in order to provide a complete service to our customers.

Our offices are located in all the main ports of the country. We operate an average of 50 monthly vessels that handle various types of cargo such as: steel, loose cargo, containers, grains, coal, oil, vehicles, among others.

Our main services are:

  1. Vessel agency service.
  2. Port stevedores.

We have the following equipment to ensure the best and most effective transportation of:

  • Special cranes for handling containers.
  • Chassis (strategically placed in several ports).
  • Mule trucks.
  • Separators for container handling.
  • CY’s for container operations.
  • Pears for bulk unloading.
  • Hoppers and mechanical shovels for bulk operations.
  • Lift truck.
  • Special equipment for the handling of heavy loads.
  • Mobile cranes.

Our History

AGEPORT was established in August 1987 by Manuel Arias Mella and Máximo Mella García to offer agency services, stowage, and unloading and loading of ships in all ports of the Dominican Republic.

Our service philosophy, based on the combination of a duly qualified staff and state-of-the-art cargo handling technology, has enabled us to penetrate our clients’ preferences both nationally and internationally. It has also helped us become a prestigious business group with the capacity to represent various foreign shipping lines.

Mission

Ensure quality and continue improving our services.
Promote an environment of participation with our customers, shareholders and employees.
Achieve maximum use of our resources.

Vision

To be leaders in the shipping industry, with the support of our shareholders, the loyalty of our customers and the total commitment of our employees. Based on the constant growth of our company and the its sustainability.

Values

Honesty
Excellence
Competitiveness
Responsibility
Teamwork

About Dominican Republic

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It is the second largest Caribbean nation and it is located at its heart, surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the imposing Caribbean Sea to the south. Its location allows easy access to markets in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

It belongs to the following international organizations: ACP, IMF, OAS, UN, SICA.

For more information on general data regarding the Dominican Republic access this link: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/es/sobre-rd/datos-sobre-el-pais/

Government:

The political structure of the country is based on the principles of democracy. The power is directed between the executive power, legislative power and judicial power.

The country elects its president, vice-president and legislators every four years through the right of universal adult voting.

Find more information here: http://www.gob.do/index.php/pais/2014-12-16-20-50-15

Economy:

The country presents a healthy and constant economic growth in relation to its gross domestic product (GDP). Among the activities that register positive growth rates, the most outstanding are: exploitation of mines and quarries, and agriculture; and service related activities.

The most important commercial partner of the Dominican Republic is the United States. Other markets include Canada, Western Europe, Japan and China.

Banco Central de la República Dominicana

The trade agreements in force are:
  • CAFTA-DR.
  • CARIFORUM.
  • CARICOM.
  • CENTROAMÉRICA (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras).
  • Members of the WTO.
  • Agreement of Panama.

Sustained economic growth has made the country an attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI).

To see more information access this link: http://www.bancomundial.org/es/country/dominicanrepublic

 

Population, Religion, Language and Currency:

According to the 2010 census of the Dominican population, approximately 10,075,000 people live in the Dominican Republic with an annual growth rate of 1.8%.

Freedom of religion is guaranteed and protected under the constitution, with the Catholic religion being the most popular.
Spanish is the official language of the country. However, in some communities of foreign origin and in the touristic axes English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and several dialects are spoken.

The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso (DOP), which fluctuates freely against the US Dollar. and other currencies.

Find more information here http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/es/sobre-rd/datos-sobre-el-pais/ and here: https://www.one.gob.do/demograficas/estadisticas-vitales

 

Dominican Airports:

There are seven international airports in the Dominican Republic, the most important being the Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo and the Punta Cana International Airport.

To learn more about Dominican airports click here: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/es/sobre-rd/aeropuertos/

  • Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo.
  • Punta Cana International Airport.
  • La Romana International Airport.
  • Cibao International Airport in Santiago.
  • Gregorio Luperón International Airport in Puerto Plata.
  • El Catey International Airport in Samaná.
  • María Montez International Airport in Barahona.

 

Documentation for Entry into the Dominican Republic:

Most people traveling to the Dominican Republic need to present a passport along with a tourist card or Visa.

It is necessary to consult the entrance requirements with the Consulate of the Dominican Republic or the Embassy of your country of origin to enter with the correct documentation.

Click on this link for more information: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/es/sobre-rd/requisitos-de-entrada/

Passports:

Valid passports are required for six months after the departure date; but there are exceptions and requirements that should be consulted with the Consulate of the Dominican Republic or the Embassy of your country of origin.

Tourism Cards:

Awarded to travelers who visit the Dominican Republic for tourism purposes to stay up to two weeks.

Visas:

Required by all except for people with tourist cards and residents; but permits and exceptions apply for residents of some countries.

Group Companies

Human capital

Manuel Arias Mella
President
Máximo Mella García
Executive Vice President
Francisco Arias
General Manager
Máximo Mella Jr.
Project Manager
Marisol Tejeda
Financial Management
Carlos Tolentino
Sales Management
Heidi Díaz
Corporate Human Resources Management
Ageport - Silvio Rodriguez
Silvio Rodriguez
Operations Management
Carla Di Vanna Johnson
Corporate Legal Management
Carlos Méndez
Maintenance Management