Transatlantic Boat Race to Arrive at Port Limón

The boat race, Transat Jacques Vabre, one of the most important in the world, will set off from Port Le Havre in November with the goal of reaching the Port of Costa Rica in the Caribbean.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Among others considerations, the election of Costa Rica as the competition´s final goal was made with keeping in mind the tradition of the country as a producer of coffee, since the boat race is organized by Jacques Vabre, a French company that commercializes coffee. In previous years, the boat race has had as the final destination other countries that are also coffee producers with Atlantic coasts, such as Brazil and Colombia.

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How Tourism Suffers From Lack of Infrastructure

January 2013

In the 2010-2011 season the number of cruise ships that docked at the port of Limon fell by 41% compared to the 2011-2012 season.

During the last season 117 vessels loaded with tourists docked at Limon, whereas this year only 69 arrived.

The prospects for next season are set to get worse, with only 59 cruises scheduled to arrive.

Costa Rican Ports Back to Normal

June 2012

The strike ended when the government agreed with the unions to finance finance the modernization of the docks.

Financing of $70 million is needed, of which the state will put up $40 million and Japdeva administrators the remaining $30 million.

With that amount, the docks of Limon and Moin would eventually be modernized and become competitive.

Costa Rica: 21% Increase in Port Rates Requested

February 2011

Japdeva has requested an increase of 21% in rates at ports of Limon and Moin in the Costa Rican Caribbean.

The Board of the Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic (Japdeva) submitted the application to the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep), who must decide whether it supports the increase. The process could last about 75 days.

Costa Rica's Port Moín Operating Normally

October 2009

Despite a strike by Japdeva's dockworkers, private longshoreman from shipping companies are taking care of port operations.

The story is quite different at Port Limón, however, as all operations remain paralyzed. reports: "... Japdeva authorities and union representatives are expected to meet today to find a solution to the strike, which has caused losses for $7.3 million and damaged tourism, as a cruise ship could not dock".

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