The Economic Impact of A New Port

The construction of the new container terminal in Moin has rekindled business hotels, corporate machinery, transportation and others, in an area deprived of ​​development factors.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Renting working machinery, hiring companies for events and renting hotel rooms are just some of the new business deals being generated in Limon, since construction of mega-port project at Moin started. Added to this are the 380 people hired by APM Terminals, which is also "... contracting, indirectly, truck drivers, maritime and land transport services, food services and fumigation."

An article on Nacion.com reports that "... The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Limon, which brings together some 140 companies, recognizes that the project has brought about positive consequences. Its spokesperson Randy Gordon, said "In this first construction stage, these types of businesses are benefiting a lot; we hope that as the project progresses and that among the bulk of the workforce, people start feeling more effects'. "

".. Hector Calderon, an owner of a hall and a catering service, has also felt an increase in sales. 'We've done about 30 activities, including the opening. We set up awnings there and did all the logistics for about 600 people. " To meet demand, the employer has had to temporarily hire up to 30 people, depending on the event. "



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APM Terminals To Start Work in January 2015

December 2014

In Costa Rica an order has been given to start work no later than January 19, and according to APM Terminals, they will start with construction of the breakwater and dredging of the access channel.

According to the instructions given by the National Tender Board, the construction of a port terminal in Moin should be starting in exactly one month. In order to get started with the first works, 600 workers will need to be hired.

Costs of Delayed Mega-Port project in Moin

January 2014

The delay in permits for a new container dock in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica could lead to increases in the cost of the project and in the rates.  

The final approval for the beggining of the construction of Mega Port by in Moin APM Terminals will be left for the next government, a delay which could cause an increase in the cost of the project and in the rates.

Bureaucracy Halts $1 Billion in Investment

July 2013

The Costa Rican environmental authority has only 5 technicians to analyze the feasibility of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects.

Construction of the new container terminal at the Port of Moin can not begin because the environmental feasibility study has not been approved, because it has been delayed due to lack of staff in the Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA).

Deadline Draws Near for Container Terminal Concession in Moin

August 2011

With the deadline for signing the contract, the 26 August, nearly reached, the government and opposition factions are sticking to their positions.

Laura Chinchilla's government is holding firm its intention to grant a concession to the company APM Terminals but has yet to resolve two complaints filed by the National Chamber of Banana Workers and Japdeva Workers Union (Sintrajap).

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