APM Terminals’ Moín Container Terminal (MCT) in Costa Rica has been granted permission by the National Council of Concessions (CNC) to start commercia..."> APM Terminals’ Moín Container Terminal (MCT) in Costa Rica has been granted permission by the National Council of Concessions (CNC) to start commercia...">

Moín Container Terminal gets the nod

APM Terminals’ Moín Container Terminal (MCT) in Costa Rica has been granted permission by the National Council of Concessions (CNC) to start commercial operations at its first deep-sea berth. This is a key step for the terminal, which is on schedule to be fully operational in February 2019.

The permit, which is subject to meeting all safety and service requirements, will enable the transfer of all commercial container ships currently serviced at Puerto Limón and Puerto Moín to the MCT.  This will take place once APM Terminals delivers the dock´s first phase, which includes two berths and 40 hectares of artificial island due in February 2019.


"The authorization from CNC to start receiving commercial vessels, represents a significant step change in maritime cargo handling logistics in Costa Rica and a huge leap towards improving national competitiveness," said Kenneth Waugh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Moín.

The first ship to arrive at the Moín Container Terminal on 27 October was CAP BEATRICE, followed next week by Hamburg Süd’s Polar México containership, with a Nominal Capacity of 3,947 TEU, arriving from Panama. 70% of the cargo loaded onto the ship will consist of bananas and pineapples, from both Del Monte and Fyffes companies, destined for Northern Europe.

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