Infrastructure & Logistics

Gateway To and For the World

World-class logistics hubs for both maritime and air-cargo make Puerto Rico a compelling case for any company looking to expand or establish their operations on the Island. Billions of dollars are currently being injected into the improvement of a truly resilient utility, communications and transportation infrastructure that will take Puerto Rico into the future of global industry. With a skilled workforce, competitive operating costs and a business-friendly regulatory environment, Puerto Rico is an attractive destination for companies seeking to optimize their supply chains, expand their market reach and capitalize on opportunities in the dynamic global marketplace.

A New Perspective In Energy

Puerto Rico’s energy sector is a playground for innovation and entrepreneurship. Energy solutions range from utility scale projects to residential rooftop solar & storage, as well as sourcing from biogas and hydro. Resiliency from these systems ensure that business processes stay online during uncertain times and reduce costs of electricity across the board.

Companies and agencies around the island are committed to pushing Puerto Rico’s energy transition forward and the results are creating enhanced opportunities for economic growth.

The Backbone of Business: Information and Communications Technology

Puerto Rico’s telecommunications infrastructure offers a myriad of advantages for industries looking to establish a foothold in the region. Firstly, its strategic geographical location in the Caribbean provides easy access to both North and South American markets, making it an ideal hub for businesses with global aspirations. Secondly, Puerto Rico boasts a robust fiber optic network, ensuring high-speed and reliable internet connectivity essential for modern industries such as tech, finance and e-commerce. Additionally, the island’s status as a U.S. territory means companies benefit from familiar regulatory frameworks, legal protections and access to skilled bilingual labor. Furthermore, Puerto Rico’s telecommunications infrastructure is continuously improving, with ongoing investments in 5G technology and broadband expansion, promising even greater connectivity and efficiency for industries operating within its borders.

A New Kind of Logistics Hub

Puerto Rico benefits from a well-developed transportation infrastructure, including modern ports and airports, facilitating efficient movement of goods both domestically and internationally. The island’s status as a U.S. territory offers businesses access to the world’s largest consumer market without the barriers typically associated with international trade. Its strategic geographical location in the Caribbean places it at the crossroads of major shipping routes between North and South America, making it an ideal transshipment point for goods destined for these regions.

Leveraging its strategic location and robust infrastructure, Puerto Rico has become a vital link in the global supply chain for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The island boasts state-of-the-art facilities and specialized expertise in handling sensitive and high-value cargo, making it a preferred destination for companies in the life sciences sector. With dedicated air cargo terminals equipped with cold chain capabilities and stringent quality control measures, Puerto Rico ensures the safe and efficient transportation of temperature-sensitive products.

Foreign Trade Zones: A Recipe for Success

As an international commercial waypoint, Puerto Rico’s geographic location enables the island’s role as a global logistics leader.  Our Foreign Trade Zones are key to the island’s leadership in this area, a pillar of InvestPR’s mission to further investment in and economic development of the island.

The benefits of operating under the FTZ program in Puerto Rico are unique: 

  • Deferred U.S. duty payment
  • Deferred Puerto Rico excise tax payments
  • No duties on returned foreign origin products
  • On spare parts, no duty payment until used
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