Delays in Cargo Movement in Caldera

The Pacific port of Costa Rica is recording delays in services to carrier vessels causing losses for the companies who use their services.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 reports that "Last year, the fertilizer company Abonos del Pacífico (Abopac) reported losses of about $2 million caused by delays in services provided by concessionaire manager of Caldera Port, Sociedad Portuaria de Caldera (SPC). "

SPC gained the port concession in 2006. Since then, it has increased productivity going from 300 TM per hour to 700 MT per hour. However, several companies are still complaining of delays which have cost them millions in fines.

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