New terminal reaches milestone less than 10 months after starting operations.
“This milestone, achieved in less than 10 months of operation, is particularly significant, as 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,” APM Terminals Moín stated.
The millionth TEU was unloaded from a fully cellular container vessel, which represents an important step forward for Costa Rica. “Productivity exceeded an impressive 28 movements per hour on each crane,” said APM Terminals Moín, adding that the 1,000 local members of staff have broken multiple productivity records since the opening of the terminal in February this year.
“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.
APM Termianls Moín has fundamentally changed and improved Costa Rica’s container logistics, but at the same time it has been difficult for local and regional government to deal with job losses at state owned port operator JAPDEVA as the container business shifted from Limón to the new terminal. “ As part of its commitment to Costa Rica, APM Terminals has so far contributed approximately US$11 million to be administered and invested by the Government in projects that generate development and employment for the province of Limón,” APM Terminals Moín concluded.