MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship with a length of 300m and a capacity of 8,000 TEUs to be berthed in Costa Rica, was welcomed by APM Terminals Moín this month and made history.
Sara Elena which was to travel to Rotterdam was loaded with major Costa Rican exports like pineapples and bananas in 337 lifts. Combining the necessary first call celebrations, the ship was in the port for less than nine hours.
APM Terminals Moin is breaking its own gross moves per hour (GMPH) record. In the first half year of operation, it has reached 28 GMPH.
In the first phase, featured with six Super-Post Panamax cranes and two berths with 14.5m draft, the terminal can handle 8,500 TEUs container ships for 24×7.
After the final phase of the projects is complete the facility will cover double the present area of 40 hectares, with 5 berths and will be able to handle vessels of about 13,000 TEU which is the largest vessel size that can pass via Panama Canal locks.