San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Country’s Main Ports Certified

THE country’s main ports were certifiedthis week, demonstrating that theyhave met anti-terrorist measures establishedby the International Ship and PortFacility Security Code (ISPS).Shipping ports in Costa Rica and othercountries that comprise the UnitedNations International Maritime Organization(IMO) were required to comply withthe ISPS code by July 1 (TT, June 25).Although the main ports inPuntarenas, on the Pacific, and Limón, onthe Atlantic, have been certified, othershave not yet met the requirements.The certification of the Pacific port ofGolfito, in the Southern Zone, is expected inthe coming months.

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