Costa Rica Shipping – The Presidential House estimates that the new Moín terminal will serve up to 10 boats per week next year. The Dutch concessionaire APM Terminals was recently given the go ahead to start commercial operations.
The first ship to arrive was the Captain Beatrice with 2,500 refrigerated containers. 300 of them went down to the port to be filled with national products to export. A few days later, the Polar Mexico unloaded and then loaded 700 containers of pineapple and banana going to northern Europe.
The terminal is 97% done and will be formally inaugurated in February 2019. The number of ships served and services offered will gradually increase. This terminal will allow access to larger vessels and new routes.
This project validates the ideas of public-private partnerships and concessions. The risk is transferred to the concessionaire, protecting the state. The model is constructive and efficient and positively impacts the economy.