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Record Durg Seisure: 5 tons of cocaine found in container at Limon Terminal

Almost six tons of cocaine headed for the European market were found in a container in the APM Terminal facilities in Moín, Limón. The cocaine was in a shipment headed for Holland said Michael Soto, the Ministro de Seguridad Publica during a press conference in...

Moin Port Terminal Efficiency Improved

One year after the start-up of operations of the maritime terminal in Costa Rica, businessmen recognize that efficiency has improved, but insist that there should be a reduction in tariffs. At the end of October 2018, the Moín Container Terminal was definitively received and immediately...

Chinese shipping company opens direct service from Moín to Shanghai

The Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company, Cosco (China Ocean Shipping Company), opened a new maritime service between Moin (Limon), and Shanghai (China), which will reduce transit time from 34 to 40 days to 22 or 23 days. The first ship arrived last...

Costa Rica has a $400 million casino coming, but it’s already an interesting spot for poker fans

Gamers looking for poker in the beautiful tropical setting of Costa Rica are in luck. It’s a popular pastime in the country with a long history of legal gambling, unlike some other territories. Online gambling is, relatively speaking, underdeveloped in Costa Rica, meaning that locals...

Government inaction allowed1.6 tons of cocaine pass through Moin megaport

APM Terminals confirmed that the container loaded with bananas with 1,600 kilograms of cocaine that were seized in a port in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, hidden in a shipment of bananas from Costa Rica, passed through the Terminal de Contenedores de Moín (TCM) - Moín...

Chiquita Brands Costa Rica lays off about 175 workers

Chiquita Brands Costa Rica closed its Limon port operations department on Monday (March 4), according to an internal statement that circulated on social networks on Sunday, March 3. Geovanny Díaz, of the Ministry of Labor, reported that on Friday, March 1, they received a request...

Standard Fruit Closes Limon Plant, 200 Out Of Work

The Standard Fruit Company of Costa Rica, a subsidiary of Dole, announced this Thursday, January 24, the closure of its work center, which includes the Operations, Terminal and Workshop Department in Limón, due to the start of operations of the  Moín Container Terminal (TCM). The...

Moín Megaport Opening Postponed Until 2019

The opening of the container terminal that is being built by APM Terminals in Limón will occur in February 2019, and not in January 2018, as originally planned. Just weeks after APM Terminals announced that the work was to be delayed until mid-2018, they have...

Another Megaport For Limón

Q COSTA RICA - A rumour that has been in the streets of port city of Limón for almost a decade is closer to becoming a reality. On February 3, the international consortium America's Gateway Development Corporation (AMEGA) got the green light from the...

China Wants To Talk

QCOSTARICA - Last week, Costa Rica's State refinery, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petroleo (RECOPE) decidedt to abandon the US$1.5 billion dollar refinery project upgrade it was working with the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). Today (Monday) the Chinese have called for talks. In 2009, RECOPE and...

It’s Time Limón To Awaken!

QCOSTARICA - A free zone (Zona Franca), two hotel developments and a condominium estimated at US$185 million and US$30 million are part of the works that private entrepreneurs have planned for the Atlantic province of Limón, Costa Rica. Moldy buildings are the memory of Limón's...

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