Nearly a year after Ferries del Caribe suspended its passenger service between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, a new company — America Cruise Ferries — is slated to announce the rebirth of the route.
The company — financed by French, Mexican and Puerto Rican investments — will launch operations from San Juan and Mayagüez to the Dominican Republic.
The new service will fill the void left when Ferries del Caribe suspended services on April 16, 2010 in response on an ongoing dispute with Mayagüez port operator, Holland Group, over facilities fees.
More details will be made public during a news conference tomorrow.
Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.
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