APM Terminals (APMT) Moín has received the MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship to ever berth in Costa Rica, measuring 300 m long and with a capacity of 8,000 teu.
In 337 lifts, exports of key Costa Rican exports, included pineapples and bananas, were loaded onto the Sara Elena destined for Rotterdam.
The vessel was in port for just under nine hours, including the obligatory first call celebrations.
APMT Moín has broken its own gross moves per hour (GMPH) record several times, achieving a GHPH of 28 in its first half year of operation.
In the first phase, equipped with six super-post Panamax cranes and two berths with a draught of 14.5 m, the terminal is capable of handling container ships of up to 8,500 teu.
Upon the completion of the project’s final phase, the facility will cover double its current area of 40 ha, with five berths, and be capable of handling vessels of up to 13,000 teu, the largest size of vessels capable of passing through the Panama Canal locks.