The Mega-Port at Moin and the Future of Refrigerated Cargo

The terminal which is being built by APM Terminals in the Costa Rican Caribbean will be able to receive vessels containing refrigerated cargo containers of a larger capacity than those currently arriving at the port.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fresh fruits and meat exporters are some of the productive sectors that will benefit the most once the mega port being built in Limon, Costa Rica comes into operation. The American Journal of Transportation reports that "...APM Terminals will allocate between 60% and 70% of the terminal space for refrigerated storage capacity to accommodate this expected growth. "

Behind this decision is the expected growth in global movement of fresh fruit cargo such as pineapples, bananas and meat, the main exports from Central America to Europe and the United States.

Kenneth Waugh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Costa Rica, said in the article on ajot.com that "... “The future of temperature-controlled shipments is containers, and the larger containerships dedicated space to reefer cargoes. The advanced technology of APM Terminals Moin next-generation cranes will improve safety as well as efficiency, with improved environmental performance essential to handling these ships and attracting more business for Costa Rica in the port, and across the country.”








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