Costa Rica is preparing to assume a strategic position in Central American trade with huge investment underway at the port of Moin. APM Terminals is completing the construction of a container terminal on the Limon headland, with commissioning announced for February, 2019.
From next year, the port of Moin will be taking on another dimension with the commissioning of its XXL terminal. Six gantry cranes will ensure a smooth flow of containers, with a cadence of 30 moves per hour announced. The cranes will be able to work in all weathers, thanks to a sea wall built to protect the ships at berth during the windy season. This will allow Marfret to increase the reliability of transit times on its Mediterranean-Caribbean service.
With a presence in Costa Rica for many years, thanks to its MedCar line, the company retains a privileged and personal relationship with its customers. Its agent’s local knowledge, its expertise in administrative procedures and the strategic geographical position of its local subcontractors are vital assets in ensuring service continuity.
Through Marinsa, its long-established Costa Rican agent, Marfret uses the services of a specialized reefer container haulage company, safeguarding its road transport expertise.
This company’s fleet of owned vehicles and its five operations centres in Costa Rica allow Marfret to cover the entire road network in Costa Rica.
Containers are stored and maintained in the immediate vicinity of the port. It is divided into two zones: one in a free zone, another larger equipped with 800 reefer plugs. More-than-adequate staff numbers and dust-free depots ensure the containers of fresh fruit receive top-quality service.
The close location of these depots will mean punctuality will be maintained in pre- and onward-carriage to and from the new terminal, a major advantage for exporters and importers in a changing industrial world.