Haiti's Panamax Port

Port Lafito is the centerpiece of the Lafito Global economic zone. This multi-purpose terminal boasts the deepest port in the nation and handles containerized and loose-bulk cargo with state of the art equipment and software.


Port Lafito

Key Facts:

Port Lafito is GBG’s privately owned and operated state-of-the-art commercial port handling both containers and breakbulk.

Our alliance with CMA-CGM and Seaboard Marine allowed us to capitalize on the experience of the world’s leading shipping companies in order to build an international commercial port with the level of excellence that GBG always seeks.

Key pillar of Lafito Global, Port Lafito is an engine of Haiti’s socio-economic development, and is driven by a long-term vision, for a positive and sustainable impact on the environment we share and for the communities we serve.

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Shipping Routes

Port Lafito benefits from direct weekly calls by major international carriers both to and from regional worldwide hubs and US Ports providing easy access to Latin & South American destinations and the world.

Passenger & Air Cargo

Daily flights to and from Miami, Fort-Lauderdale, New York, Panama City, Santo-Domingo, Paris & Montreal are operated by some of the following major airlines: American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Air Canada, Copa, Air France, United & Air Transat.

Port Facilities

Software Operations with Tideworks Terminal Management Solutions

At 11 meters of safe draft, it is the deepest port in Haiti

Administration Building – for personnel, customs, port authority, security etc.

Port equipment includes:

2 Liebherr mobile cranes of 124t lifting capacity
4 Top loaders (5 high)
3 Reach stackers (5 high)
2 Forklifts (25 and 35T)
10 Combos (Port Terminal trailers)
300 Dedicated chassis
37 Dedicated trucks

Inland Terminal: a second terminal in Port-au-Prince

In order to provide the highest quality customer service, an inland terminal is currently operational in Port-au-Prince (Chancerelles) right in the heart of the city’s traditional industrial center located just 5 minutes from the Port-au-Prince International Airport.

Some significant attractions to the terminal include:

30,000 square foot customs-bonded warehouse to handle in-bound LCL containers as well as export LCL shipments to be consolidated or palletized for air shipping when required


Cargo handling operations, the most important component of the port, is driven by two Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbor cranes, the first of their kind in the Caribbean.

124 MT maximum load capacity with 35.8 load capacity on the hook at 48 meters radius.

The Liebherr cranes produce over 30 moves per hour, the most moves in Haiti

Diesel powered units with high-energy efficiency

Remote wireless monitoring tracks system status and key statistics including regular alerts to allow the team to maintain rapid crane uptime


Through our activities in these areas of focus, we are able to touch each and every family.


Our commitment to building a better Hispaniola is exemplified through our investments in infrastructure projects such as ports and free zones, and power generation projects from thermal and renewable energy sources.


Since 1973, we have diversified our portfolio from the manufacturing and distribution of steel rebars, to now include a complete line of steel-derived final products, a lumber yard and a cement grinding mill.


GBG is committed to reaching each and every family in Haiti through a robust offering of consumer goods. For over 30 years, GBG has worked to bring the most renowned products in the world such as Kraft, Philip Morris and Goya to the country. GBG also manufactures its own brands as Gourmet, catering and honoring the wonders of Haitian cuisine and culture.


We are proud to be Hispaniola’s largest supplier of liquid fuels. We achieve this thanks to the trust of our industrial, aviation, and retail customers via our 380+ service stations and our participation in the Caribbean‘s largest passenger airports.