This milestone, achieved in less than 10 months of operation, is particularly significant according to APM because the next phase of the terminal will be built when an annual volume of 1.5 million TEUs is reached.
APM Terminals has a 30-year concession to operate the terminal.
The millionth TEU was unloaded from a fully cellular container vessel and draped in commemorative tarpaulins to reflect this milestone in Costa Rican Caribbean history.
During the operation, Moin Container Terminal’s six gantry cranes operated to maintain fluidity in unloading and loading containers destined for the US, Europe and South America. Productivity exceeded 28 movements per hour on each crane.
“As a team, we are very proud to achieve this millionth movement in the TCM, a world-class Terminal that brings well-being and development to the community, to the country and to the region, ” said Hartmut Goeritz, MD of APM Terminals Moín.
As part of its commitment to Costa Rica, APM Terminals has so far contributed approximately $11 million to be administered and invested by the Government in projects that generate development and employment for the province of Limón.