Moin Terminal: Rate Reduction to be Negotiated

At the request of the export union, the Alvarado administration announced that it will negotiate with APM Terminals, a possible reduction in rates currently charged for loading and unloading of containers.

Friday, December 20, 2019

From the Cadexco statement:

San Jose, December 19, 2019. As representatives of the export sector, we see with positivism this great step taken by the Government authorities to negotiate the current rates of the Container Terminal of Moin (TCM), since a request led by the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica (CADEXCO) is being considered in conjunction with other business chambers, which was delivered to the President of the Republic.

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"The rate being charged to exporters at this time in this terminal is the highest of the ports in Latin America, so we are very uncompetitive, especially for fresh produce exporters, which has faced great difficulties this year based on the impacts of the fall in the exchange rate, the phenomenon of El Niño, the strike last June and the fall in international prices. This translates into losses, as these costs are assumed by the exporters.

We hope that the authorities will be able to carry out this renegotiation, which would allow for a considerable reduction in foreign trade costs and give the export sector a breathing space, and that the figures we obtained this year can be reversed," explained Laura Bonilla, President of CADE.

See press release from the Presidency of the Republic (in Spanish).



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