Published On: Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015

No consensus on possible concession CPS

Curacao Ports AuthorityWILLEMSTAD - There is still no consensus among the coalition parties on a possible port concession of 25 years for stevedoring company Curaçao Port Services (CPS).

This is according to the President of the ruling party Pueblo Soberano (PS) and Member of Parliament, Melvin ‘Mac’ Cijntje following a meeting of the coalition parties PS, PAIS, PNP and Independent MP, Glenn Sulvaran.

Cijntje indicated that the various parties forming the government have their opinion on this issue, but that the consultations took place in a good atmosphere. One of the problems was that PS and PNP were not in possession of certain documents, including the final version of the new port policy. This is why they decided to continue with the discussion in two weeks.

The coalition partners received a presentation from the Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) management last week on the proposal that is currently on the table. The legal implications and the financial consequences if the agreement between the CPA and the CPS is not continued were also discussed during this meeting.

CPS has two concessions to operate in the port area. One concession covers the stevedoring and the other the transport of containers with tractors and trailers.


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