Costa Rica - China Route: More Frequencies Managed

Costa Rican exporters are negotiating to change the frequency of the maritime route between Port Moin and Shanghai from monthly to weekly from February 2020.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The service began last September 22, when the ship of China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), shipping company of the Chinese government, arrived at the Container Terminal of Moin, and left on September 23 after loading products such as pineapple, banana, meat and orange juice.

Costa Rican exporters have already begun to manage the increase in frequencies of the transport service. Nacion.com reports that "... the president of the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica (Cadexco), Laura Bonilla, traveled with a team to Panama, where she met with the leaders of Cosco in that country, Zicao Xu, general manager in that country, and Diego Li, general manager of Coheung Panama Marítima. The meeting was held on Thursday, October 3."

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The article adds that "... Bonilla explained that the representatives of Cosco were explained the national efforts to open the market of the Asian giant and they were told that there is a strong interest that, from February next year, the monthly service becomes weekly."

With the conditions in which the transport company currently operates, it is expected that the next service will take place on October 30th.

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