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Panama Canal / COVID-19: economical dynamics and regional impact

Adam Smith understood that, somewhere in Central America, there should be a passage linking the Atlantic…

Puntarenas, COVID-19 and “Parque el Muellero”

In Puntarenas, located on the Pacific Ocean coast of Costa Rica, an outstanding urban infrastructure project…

PROCIP: Decade One

The Integral Research Program for the Development of Port Cities (acronym in Spanish as PROCIP) celebrates…

Customs building of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

In 1814, Spain Crown decreed that the Port of Puntarenas was enabled (Zeledón 2017), with the…

The port heritage in Central America

Port infrastructure in Central America is scarce, and this has an impact on the competitiveness and…

Quepos: the pier and the city

It is night and it is hot, even the sea breeze feels hot. I’m sitting on…

Port concessions and impacts on the development of the port cities of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has little experience in concessions and public-private partnerships (PPP), especially when it is compared…

Puntarenas: re-thinking the port city

For more than a decade, I have dedicated myself to the study of port cities and,…

Puntarenas: Cruise trips and local impact of the tropical storm Nate

Costa Rica is located in a region of the world where storms and hurricanes are frequent…

Costa Rica: INCOP and the cruise industry

Services of cruise ships has been part of the history of the Costa Rican Institute of…

INCOP: Port and city thanks to a law

The Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports (called in Spanish as INCOP), recently enrolled to RETE,…

PROCIP: Methodological experiences for the scientific approach to the port city

When the PROCIP began to organize the maritime-port symposia in 2009, we took note on the…

Limón and the hope in ports

The city of Limon is subject to various interpretations: a natural paradise made up of green…

New neighbors in the Caribbean port cities: invasive species

They arrived by accident at the beginning of this century. They found a paradise in this…

Port cities and science: promoting change through science

“To ask what it means to practise science, or rather, to try to know what the…

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