The Moín Container Terminal (MCT) is built on an artificial island off the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Operational since February 2019, its goal is to be the most efficient port in Latin America and a symbol of security and progress, in harmony with the environment.
The Moín Container Terminal covers around 80 hectares with a 650-meter quay and a depth of 14.5meters. The access channel is 18-meters deep. Equipped with 29 electric container cranes and six Super-Post Panamax gantry cranes the terminal will be capable of handling container ships of up to 8,500 TEUs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
At a glance
- Ability to serve container ships of up to 8,500 TEUs (Twenty foot Equivalent Units).
- Uninterrupted operations 24/7, 365 days a year.
- Reduction in the logistical costs due to economies of scale.
- Reduction in waiting and docking times.
- By Phase 2A, capacity to handle four times the size of the ships it currently handles.
- In later stages, the largest design ship: New Panamax, with 13,000 TEUs will be able to be received.
- Attract investment as a consequence of a port that is efficient, effective and high-tech.
- Socio-economic development of the region due to direct and indirect employment opportunities.
Hours of Operation
24/7, 365 days per year
Equipment & Facilities
✔ Area: 40 Ha
✔ Quay: 650
✔ Draft: 14.5m
✔ Access channel: 16m
✔ Reefer plugs: 3,750
✔ Ship-to-Shore Cranes: 6
✔ eRTGs*: Max load capacity 41 tons
✔ Warehousing: Under development
✔ Cold-Chain Facility: Under development
* Electric Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane