APM Terminals To Start Work in January 2015

In Costa Rica an order has been given to start work no later than January 19, and according to APM Terminals, they will start with construction of the breakwater and dredging of the access channel.

Friday, December 19, 2014

According to the instructions given by the National Tender Board, the construction of a port terminal in Moin should be starting in exactly one month. In order to get started with the first works, 600 workers will need to be hired.

Rogelio Douglas, communications manager at APM Terminals, told Nacion.com that "... The construction works will begin with the works on the 1.5 km breakwater and dredging the access channel to the port to a depth of 16 meters. "

"... The two contractors hired by APM Terminals have already set up in Limon and are preparing to build their temporary premises in a 10 hectare area in Moin. "

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Opening of Moin Mega Port Delayed

June 2017

Due to several constructive defects, the Dutch company APM Terminals anticipates that the opening of the container terminal will take place in June 2018 and not in January, as originally planned.

According to authorities of the concessionaire, among the inconveniences that have occurred in the process of constructing the port terminal are poor compaction of the surface of the 40 hectare artificial island, and damages in 20 meters of the breakwater, among other things. APM Terminals estimates that the work will be completed in June 2018, and not on January 18, as indicated in the contract. 

Court Clears Way for New Mega Port

October 2014

A constitutional court has rejected appeals by port unionists and announced that the construction of the Container Terminal at Moin will begin in early 2015.

From a statement issued by APM Terminals:

San José, Costa Rica, October 9. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Costa Rican Government and APM Termináis in an appeal filed by the port workers unión against the 33-year concession contract for the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM) in Limón on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

More Barriers to Mega Port in Moin

July 2014

The Environmental Technical Secretariat of Costa Rica has suspended works in the pit which was to provide material to APM Terminals to build the port in Moin.

On top of the long list of obstacles that have impeded the progress of the construction of the new port in the Costa Rican Caribbean, the Technical Environmental Secretariat has stopped work on the the pit in La Asuncion, in response to a request by Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) for a revocation, claiming that "... the expropriations in the Banana River, located near the Cerro La Asunción, threaten the water supply in the province of Limón."

Contradictions in Costa Rica Over Mega Port Project

June 2014

Despite the new president having reaffirmed his government's commitment to the project at Moin to be run by the Dutch company APM Terminal, his own lawmakers are supporting the formation of a committee to re-analyze the concession contract.

While President Luis Guillermo Solis is touring the United States looking for investors and providing legal certainty to foreign companies, inside the country space is still being given to obviously bias obstructionism on the part of port official unions. Now it is the sphere of the Legislature where a petition will be filed in an attempt to halt the project.

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