In the late 1990’s, market preferences being challenged by the United States and other Latin American banana producing countries (through the World Trade Organization), brought about uncertainties in the industry that made most of the founding members of the Port of Big Creek, including Fyffes, divest of its shareholdings in the Port. At this point Michael Duncker, Antonio Zabaneh and Zaid Flores saw the vision, grasped it, and made it their own. The Company is now owned largely by these three individuals in equal proportions.