10.5% Increase in Port Charges Upheld
In Costa Rica a court ruling has denied an appeal lodged by the users of the ports of Limon, against the increase enacted last March.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
In the case of the appeal lodged by the National Chamber of Steamship Owners and Agents, the National Chamber of Banana Companies, the National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters and the Exporters Chamber of Costa Rica, the Constitutional Court ruled that regarding setting the new rates. ".. there was no violation of the right of participation as the plaintiffs claimed, "because an audience was given and interested parties were allowed to participate and to argue for and against approval of the tariffs, for which they had as their basis supporting'", reported Nacion.com
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While the Atlantic ports administration insists on a 21% increase, exporters and shippers are defending their position.
Japdeva has requested an increase of 21% in rates at ports of Limon and Moin in the Costa Rican Caribbean.
The Regulatory Authority for Public Services has rejected the increase in port charges at the Moin and Limon ports as requested by Japdeva.
The Supreme Court has annulled an agreement reached with port workers who endorsed the concession of the Limón and Moín port operations.
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