Costa Rican importers avoid Limón ports
The "work to rule" tactics and other measures used by employees of the Caribbean ports of Limón have caused importers to move their unloads to Pacific ports.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
At times of major crisis, some companies also choose to move their export products through the port of Pacific port of Caldera, near Puntarenas, even though they are destined for Europe.
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.
Japdeva has requested an increase of 21% in rates at ports of Limon and Moin in the Costa Rican Caribbean.
Workers from Japdeva have paralyzed port operations in Limón and Moín due to labor demands.
Despite a strike by Japdeva's dockworkers, private longshoreman from shipping companies are taking care of port operations.
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