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Costa Rica’s $1 billion container terminal suffers delay

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


APM Terminals, the Dutch concessionaire currently building a container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín, Costa Rica, announced Friday that the $1 billion project will not begin operating as planned on Jan. 18, due to unexpected circumstances.

General Manager Kenneth Waugh in a news release said that APM has notified the National Concessions Council on that the company encountered unexpected, adverse situations “that force us to rethink the construction plan of the terminal.”

These problems relate to the surface compaction of the 40-hectare artificial island for the port, damage in the breakwater, and problems with the angles of 20 piles.

Source: Tico Times