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Haiti Additional Service Providers: Vehicle Rental, Taxi Companies, Freight Forwarding Agents, Handling Equipment, Power Generation and ISPs

For information on Haiti additional service provider contact details, please see the following link: 

4.7 Haiti Additional Service Provision Contact List

Vehicle Rental

Many car rental companies are available in country, even international companies such as Europe Car, Avis and Hertz. Cars can be rented with or without drivers and different kind of vehicles are available. Prices are higher than in other countries. Locally owned companies are present also in departmental capitals. A shortage of rental cars was registered after the 2010 earthquake, which lead to a massive development of the sector. 

Taxi Companies 

There are no UNDSS-approved taxi companies operating in Haiti.Many private owners offer taxi services on the street, but these are not recommended, also due the rather bad conditions of the these cars. Some organized services are available, but as mentioned, not approved by UNDSS.

Freight Forwarding Agents

Some companies offer an integrated freight forwarding service. However, the most important part of the process is the custom clearance, for which the hiring of a good Custom Clearance Agent is paramount.

Handling Equipment 

The biggest provider of industrial machinery is the local CATERPILLAR dealer, who also provides rental services for different type of equipment, such as forklifts, generators and light towers.

Electricity and Power 

The electricity sector in Haiti is largely government-owned. The main responsible body in charge is theMinistère des Travaux Publics, Transport et Communication ((MTPTC).

Electricity is not granted 24/7 and sometimes technical problems or lack of fuel interrupt electricity delivery. During the day industries are receiving the power instead of neighborhoods.

Most of the International Organizations produce their own electricity through the extensive use of generators.

Pilot projects of solar power have been launched, but have a marginal impact on electricity production, which still relays on imported crude oil and some hydroelectrically produced MW.

Electricity in Haiti is 110 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second.

EdH generates electricity with water power, and diesel or fuel oil generators . However, the bulk of production is provided by thermal power plants. Currently, the EdH has three  independent power producers who feed the network both in the metropolitan area and in the provincial towns. EdH transports the electrical current of its production facilities and those of its suppliers to sub-stations, from where it is further distributed to  the areas of consumption. EdH has two high voltage overhead lines, 115 KV and 69 KVEdH supplies its clients with electrical energy via its distribution network. EdH has nine substations in the metropolitan area, that distribute electrical energy over 32 circuits.Other provincial cities are isolated centers, and they have small distribution groups, with the exception of some of them, like Cap-Haitien, Jacmel, and Les Cayes, who have their own medium size crude oil generators. According to various sources, only about 12.5% of the population has regular access to electricity (approx. 12 hours per day) with average outages for 6 hours depending on towns and neighborhoods.

TypeInstalled Capacity (MW)Current Production (MW)
P (1,2)
 n/a
36.00
30.00
C (1,2,4)
 n/a
23.70
15.00
V1 (1,2) - Sogener
 n/a
11.00
4.70
V2 (4,6) - Sogener
 n/a
11.00
9.00
Centrale Petion (tripartite)
 n/a
25.50
18.11
TOTAL (MW)
 n/a
107.20
76.81

[1] E.g. Hydroelectric power, Thermal power…

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Many internet service providers are also present in country, and satellite and microwave connections are available. Most of the providers gain access to the net through the Dominican Republic or via satellite.

Internet Service Providers

Are there ISPs available?

(Yes / No)

Yes

Private or Government

Provate - Access Haiti, Viola, DIGICEL, Multilink, Natcom

Dial-up only (Yes / No)

No

Approximate Rates

Dial-up:

Depending on selected tarrif plan from 40$ to 200$

Broadband:

 USD 1000 per 1 MB

Max leasable ‘dedicated’ bandwidth

Below 25 Mbps

For information on Haiti additional service provider contact details, please see the following link: 

4.7 Haiti Additional Service Provision Contact List