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APM Terminals to break ground on new $1 billion deep-water port in Costa Rica

A makeshift beach hut frames a cargo ship waiting to dock at Costa Rica’s Moín Port.  Lindsay Fendt | The Tico TimesInitial construction is set to begin on Costa Rica’s largest infrastructure project, the $1 billion Moín container terminal, after years of delays.

The first of the project’s three phases is set for completion in three years and involves the construction of an artificial island west of the existing port of Moín. The new container terminal will be 3-km long and span out to cover roughly 100 hectares — nearly 50 football fields.

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