With this latest delivery of cranes, APM Terminals Moín remains on schedule for completion in February 2019, when it is expected to raise commerce in Costa Rica by 23% according to Qbis Socioeconomic Impact Study.
This second delivery of Ship-to-Shore and Electric Rubber-Tire Gantry Cranes (ERTGs) to APM Terminals Moin, Costa Rica brings the total on site to six and 23 respectively. The commissioning of the equipment was completed this week.
“APM Terminals Moin is proud to celebrate this milestone, which puts Costa Rica on the logistics map and sends the right signal to stakeholders about our commitment to the country´s trade,” said Kenneth Waugh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Moín.
Topping the connectivity ranking
“These cranes represent a significant improvement in the competitiveness of the nation. They will boost the economy, moving it from the 139th to the number one position in the region, according to the World Bank connectivity ranking.”
As part of a $1 billion investment, APM Terminals has built an island in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Costa Rica. It is strategically located to promote trade and operate as a hub. This 100% owned greenfield development is part of the 30 years concession to operate the terminal. The current phase, due for completion in February 2019 is the second of three phases.
The company is currently recruiting and training local talent through different programs in the community. To date, more than 200 employees have been recruited. They are being trained in a new Training Centre in Limon.
“Our partnership with the National Learning Institute has been key to recruiting and certifying the right talent,” explained Lisbeth Thomas, Head of Human Resources at APM Terminals Moín. “So far, this includes three female crane operators who have demonstrated a high level of skill.”