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.
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.
In 2017, 24,856 eggs were rescued, and community members, volunteers and students from Moín School participated in the release of the newborn turtles. During the 2016 season, 172 nests were protected, which produced 4,866 neonates. In 2017, 255 nests were protected and more than 12,000 newborns were released.