Moin and Limon Ports Paralyzed
The Workers Union comprising of Japdeva, Portuarios and Afines has gone on strike because of opposition to the construction of a private container terminal.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Staff members of the Union of Japdeva Port Associations (Sintrajap) are protesting against the concession to the Dutch firm APM Terminals to build a container terminal in Moin, an investment project costing $22 million approved by the Controller General of the Republic.
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Police entered the ports of Moin and Limon, which had been paralyzed for two days because of a strike, reactivating the loading and unloading of goods.
The government of Costa Rica has put on hold "indefinitely" the process for the concession of the ports of Limon and Moin.
Despite the delays, modernization initiatives are emerging as potential positive signals for the Costa Rican ports.
With the uncertainty created over the strike at the ports of Limon and Moin, exporters are starting to think about sending out their products via Panama or Caldera on the Pacific.
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