The employers chamber urged officials Wednesday to quickly make a decision on the Limón Ciudad Puerto project which would put out for a concession a new terminal for containers at the port of Moín.
The Unión Costarricense de Cámaras y Asociaciones del Sector Empresarial Privado said this would generate more employment on the caribbean coast.
Chamber officials met with President Laura Chinchilla Wednesday afternoon.
The Limón ports are generally considered to be inefficient, but the dockworkers union there opposes the plan for a concession even though they would be in line for big payoffs.
The chamber noted that the average cost of shipping out a container is $1,190 while in Panamá the same process would cost $805.