Construction Begins on Caldera Bulk Terminal

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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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.

Nacion.com reports that "the structure will be 180 meters long and 14 meters deep, to allow the arrival of larger capacity bulk ships. The project's cost is $30 million and is the responsibility of Sociedad Portuaria y Granelera de Caldera, responsible for managing the ports. "

Grains, flours, cement and other building materials are the main products arriving at this Costa Rican port.



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