Costa Rica sets Limon concessions for January

The Government will decide whether to offer two or three bids for the port concessions in Limon in January, after a meeting with operators interested in participating in the process.

Friday, December 19, 2008

This was announced by the minister of Institutional Coordination, Marco Vargas, who confirmed that the Government wanted to have the meeting in December but had to cancel due to the unavailability of seats on flights at this time of the year. So now they expect to hold the meeting in January, and will publish the bids three week later.

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Fresh Resources for Puerto Limon

October 2012

Two separate packages of $30 and $40 million will allow for the modernization of outdated equipment and facilities at Costa Rica’s main port. reports that the $30 million package "is intended for the purchase of a Portal Crane, two tugs, container stackers (reach stalkers) and a pilot ship.

Costa Rica: Port Workers Vote in Favor of Concession

January 2010

An assembly of workers from JAPDEVA, the entity who administers ports in the Costa Rican atlantic coastline, voted in favor of conceding the ports to private operators.

Workers also voted to remove the directors of the worker's union, whom oppose private operation of the ports.

Process for concession of ports in Costa Rica begins

January 2009

This week the Government will hold meetings with operators that are interested in the concessions, in order to evaluate the feasibility of the model. reports: "Several aspects must be cleared up in order to established the official proposal:

Feasibility: To verify whether the proposed model is attractive, given the change in international financial conditions.

$500 thousand per worker for the Moin and Limon Ports

November 2008

This is the amount that the union is demanding in exchange for agreeing to the eventual concession of the ports to the private sector as projected by the Government.

The union rejected the the $80 million proposal in benefits and pre-retirements presented by the Government, demanding that its 1400 members be paid a sum of approximately 700 million dollars.

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