Colombian Group to dredge Port Caldera in Costa Rica

The Regional Port Company of Barranquilla will remove some 770 thousand meters of sediment in the next four months.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The company will be in charge of restoring the port to the original depth with which the docks were built: 11 meters at dock number one, 10.3 meters at number two and 7.5 at the last one.
The works will cost $5 million and even though it has not yet been estimated, Julio Ospina, manager of the Caldera Port Company, said that the benefited generated from this investment will be greater.

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Puerto Moin Needs Dredging

August 2015

A warning has been given over an accumulation of sediment due to lack of dredging maintenance reducing the draft depth and making it difficult for some ships to dock.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) has stressed the need to carry out "urgent emergency dredging" in the loading and unloading port at Moin, as the last time it was done was more than five years ago and "...

Construction Begins on Caldera Bulk Terminal

February 2013

The long overdue works consist of a wharf which is 180 meters long and 14 meters deep, which will optimize the arrival of grain, flour, and building materials to the Pacific port of Costa Rica.

The announcement was made by the CEO of Costa Rica Pacific Ports (Incop), Uriah Ugalde, at an official ceremony in which the government gave the order to begin construction of the new pier at the port in Caldera.

Work Begins on Grain Dock at Caldera

August 2012

Six years later than planned, the process of expanding the port of Caldera on Costa Rican Pacific has began, with dredging reaching up to 13 meters deep.

The work, planned to begin in late 2007, was stalled because of an injunction brought by the National Association of Public and Private Employees, claiming environmental damage and then by a disagreement over the price of the works between the Costa Rican Pacific ports (Incop) and the concessionaire, la Sociedad Portuaria Granelera de Caldera.

Bulk Terminal Will Lack Conveyor Belt And Silos

July 2011

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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