Puerto Caldera Improves Infrastructure

An announcement has been made that a new PostPanamax crane has recently arrived at Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica and will allow the loading or unloading of between 25 and 35 containers per hour.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Port Caldera company received the new crane which will be installed in the coming days so that it can be used starting September.

The use of the new crane is expected to reduce loading and unloading times , since "... it triples the unloading capacity of active cranes in Caldera. Currently it is common to see three or four anchored merchant ships waiting for more than three days in the Bay of Caldera, as they wait their turn to dock."

Nacion.com reports that "...The Post Panamax type machine has a capacity of 144 tons in the hook, weighs 445 tonnes and is movable with a total of 80 wheels. The height of the mobile equipment is over sixty meters. It has a range of 54 meters on its sleeve to get to the container which is in the ship. The driving cab is 30 meters above ground level and has a travel speed of 20 kilometers per hour."



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Tender: POST-Panamax Cranes for $21 million

February 2015

A tender will be held in Costa Rica for the supply and commissioning of two Post - Panamax container cranes for the port of Moin.

Government Purchase 2015LN-000001-01 Costa Rica:

"PUBLIC TENDER NOTICE NO.2015LN-000001-01 FOR SUPPLY AND COMMISSIONING OF TWO POST PANAMA SHIP CRANES FOR THE TERMINAL GASTON KOGAN KOGAN (PUERTO MOIN)."

Start of Operations for Bulk Dock in Caldera

February 2015

After overcoming several bureaucratic obstacles the grain terminal with capacity to accommodate PostPanamax vessels became operational in the Pacific port of Costa Rica.

From a statement issued by from the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT):

The new multipurpose dock at Caldera Port, has now been inaugurated, improving Costa Rica's competitiveness and international trade logistics, in addition to promoting development in the province of Puntarenas.

Panama: 4 New Super Post-Panamax Cranes

January 2010

The Port of Balboa received 4 Korean super Post-Panamax cranes, worth $7.5 million each.

They were built by Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd., and will be the largest to operate at the port.

"They can unload vessels with 22 lines of containers, and will be installed at the port's new 18th dock", reported Prensa.com.

$11 Million for La Unión Port Operation

August 2009

Port company CEPA began pricing maritime equipment to be installed in La Unión Port.

Two post-Panamax cranes are included in the equipment being priced, to be used when unloading containers from ships.

José Guillermo López Suáres is the president of CEPA, the state's port authority.

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