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The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted by APM Terminals Moin details an environmental Partner Management Plan for protecting, compensating for, and mitigating construction of the Moín Container Terminal (MCT). The Plan was prepared by 18 experts from the Tropical Science Center.

Moín Container Terminal’s environmental feasibility permit was issued on December 17, 2014. The Moín Container Terminal aims to be certified as a carbon neutral company prior to commencing operations. This supports the international and local commitment "Costa Rica Carbon Neutral Country Program 2007".

To achieve this, APM Terminals has signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement with EARTH University. This enables both parties to join their common interests and objectives in environmental and renewable energy training activities, and strengthening technical and normative competencies in mitigation of climate change.


The arrival of the Moín Container Terminal changes the lives of many people in Costa Rica. In this short film we speak to some of the people impacted, including highly-qualified employees who previously had no choice but to leave the area where they grew up to find suitable work, and the farmers who now have efficient access to global markets for their produce.

Marine turtle conservation program

The company also operates the marine turtle conservation program, which aims to rescue and protect the largest number of sea turtles possible, that come annually to spawn in this area.

Thousands of eggs are rescued each year and community members, volunteers and students from moín school participated in the release of the newborn turtles. in 2017, 255 nests were protected and more than 12,000 newborns were released.