Port of Lafito

Location: 
Lafiteau, Haiti

· 45-Acre Site

· Container Port Design

· Power Plant Design

· Free Trade Zone

· Water Appropriation, Storage

   & Treatment Systems

· Critical Habitat & Reefs

· Secure Port

AMI Consulting Engineers, PA was selected as the lead engineering firm for a phased multi-purpose container & bulk terminal to handle containerized and loose-bulk cargo in Haiti. The terminal, with a total estimated land area of twelve hectares (ha), will be located 19 kilometers from the Port-Au-Prince airport and eight nautical miles north of international port of Port-Au-Prince. Development works related to the “Project” primarily consist of construction of a 450-meter quay for offloading and loading, deepening the Terminal’s draft alongside to 12-meters, installation and acquisition of the necessary cargo handling equipment; and development of container yard and supporting backup areas.  The Terminal would provide much needed container handling capacity and help reduce transport bottlenecks and costs.  Port construction and design is currently underway with the initial Phase I completion in 2015 and the first ship arrival was in June 2015.

This initial port development project is one component of “Lafito Global” which consists of an Integrated Economic FREE TRADE Zone.  Additional phases of the project include the complete design of all supporting infrastructure that includes all buildings for a cement plant, fertilizer plant, operations, dry goods, warehouse, hotel, man camps and general manufacturing buildings, roadways, general utilities, on site power generation and distribution, security, fencing, all on privately held land in the Lafiteau area.  Entire project is expected to take 3 to 5 years to develop.