A giant looking to anchor in Limon

APM Terminals of the Moller Maersk Group, in greatly interested in the concession for ports on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Eric Gutierrez, legal counsel, commented that by getting the concession they would be able to converted the installations into their Central American port.

This way they would establish a route from the the US east coast to Limon and the Panama Canal which which they hope to move most of the cargo from Central America and directly compete with the port in Manzanillo, Panama, which is its rival in this zone.

"APM is considering this very seriously. Limon handles a very important amount of cargo, but it is very disorganized. They believe that with ...

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