The National Agency for Partnerships for Development in Guatemala has announced the construction of an intermodal terminal at the customs office in Tecún Umán II.
The investment is estimated to be about $40 million, with the feasibility study having already been awarded at a cost of $362 thousand. What has been called a "dry port" will be a terminal for cargo transfer between trucks and trains.
The Panama Canal Authority has published the tender documents for the design, construction and operation of a Container Terminal in Corozal.
The companies who will be taking part in the event are PSA International Ltd, Terminal Link, Terminal Investments Limited and APM Terminals, which will have until February 3, 2017 to submit their proposals.
The construction of the new container terminal in Moin has rekindled business hotels, corporate machinery, transportation and others, in an area deprived of development factors.
Renting working machinery, hiring companies for events and renting hotel rooms are just some of the new business deals being generated in Limon, since construction of mega-port project at Moin started. Added to this are the 380 people hired by APM Terminals, which is also "... contracting, indirectly, truck drivers, maritime and land transport services, food services and fumigation."
Exporting through a port in the Caribbean would reduce the cost currently paid per container in ports in Honduras or Costa Rica by between $800 and $1,000.
This was explained by Pablo Fernandez, chief of Transportation and Infrastructure, however, no formal announcement has been made about its construction. "...A truck with goods can take 18 hours to cross the border into Costa Rica and up to 12 hours to pass into Honduras," reports Elnuevodiario.com.ni.
Lack of adequate port infrastructure, mainly in the Caribbean, is the reason behind the decline in cruise ship arrivals in the past five years.
Although both coasts (Pacific and Caribbean) receive cruise ships at their ports, the one in Limón, in the Caribbean, is the most affected, as cruise goers must walk between trucks and containers when they disembark due to lack of adequate infrastructure.
The price reduction of the new dock at Puerto Caldera will require importers to have a lot of trucks to carry their loads at once.
After three years of back and forth with the project by Sociedad Portuaria de Caldera (manager of the dock) and the Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports (INCOP) an agreement has been reached to lower the construction costs from the $44 million projected to $30 million, by eliminating the construction of silos and a conveyor belt for bulk products.
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