The Moín Container Terminal (TCM) has received the MSC ELMA, its third largest vessel to ever berth at the port since operations began in February 2019.
The MSC ELMA, operated by shipping company MSC, has a length of 299.9 metres, a width of 48.20 metres, and a handling capacity of 9,408 TEU.
As a result of the investment in infrastructure and equipment made by APM Terminals (APMT), the TCM can receive Post Panamax Plus ships, and serve two ships with capacity of up to 8,500 TEU each simultaneously, according to APMT.
Together with connections for 3,800 refrigerated containers, this is anticipated to open opportunities for Costa Rican companies that trade with other countries, through services with new rotations, connecting Ecuador, Peru and Europe.
Before this vessel, MSC in June 2019 MSC revealed that its MSC KATYA R. containership became the largest to ever call at the Moín Terminal.
Amongst the largest vessels the TCM has received include the MSC SARA ELENA in November 2019, with a length of 299.95 metres and a handling capacity of 8819 TEU; the MAERSK KARACHI in January 2022 with a length of 299.9 metres and capacity for 6690 TEU; and the MAERSK GATESHEAD in September 2020, which is 292 metres long and has a capacity for 4800 TEU.
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“The deep draft of our berths coupled with the outreach of our cranes, allows us to receive ships up to four times larger than those that could previously be served in the Caribbean,” said Victor Konen, Commercial Director of APM Terminals.
Earlier this year, the TCM celebrated the arrival of its 4,000th vessel since its opening in 2019.