In the statement issued exclusively to CM last week, Captain Paul Gallie, APMT’s Moin managing director, said, “We expect to receive the Contraloria General’s (CGR) endorsement of the concession agreement before the end of the year”.
The company has since made it clear that TCM is moving forward to serve growing international trade flows, including increasingly containerised reefer cargoes. Environmental sustainability will be a key factor of design and operations, prompting Gallie to describe the project as an example of essential Latin American port planning and development.
The existing container facilities of Puerto Limón and Moin handled a combined total of only 858,161teu last year and can only accommodate smaller vessels. “The key factor is that there are no alternative or cheaper solutions to the existing problems in Limón/Moin”, he said.