The Sala IV constitutional court has ordered Costa Rican environmental officials to finish the hearing on the Moín container facility within 15 days.
Officials of the Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental suspended the hearing in Limón Nov. 9 because of rowdy behavior and violence by some who were attending, the court noted.
The hearing need only contain those aspects that were cut short with the suspension, the Sala IV said.
The court said that the suspension damaged the rights of those who wanted to be heard.
The proposed $1 billion investment by APM Terminals has strong opposition from those who work on the existing public docks, which are notoriously inefficient.
The Dutch firm would run the facility under a concession.