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APM Terminals Moín halves vessel idle time

APM Terminals-operated Moín Container Terminal (TCM) in Costa Rica has once again achieved high productivity standards in the first months of 2023, according to an announcement by APM Terminals.

In 2022 the average idle time for a vessel was 93 minutes, while in the period January - April 2023 this dropped to an average of 67 minutes, with a record 44 minutes.

APM Terminals, Maerks-owned port operating company, said that in its first four years of operation, TCM has stood out for its efficiency with productivity increasing year on year, and a substantial qualitative and quantitative leap was recorded in 2022.

"Last year shipping lines saved more than 2000 hours of port dwell time compared with the same level of container volume in 2021," pointed out APM Terminals.

Moreover, APM Terminals expects further dwell time reductions during 2023, creating a direct benefit to shippers, the environment (as they consume less bunker to reach the next port on time) and their end consumers.

The levels of productivity at TCM have recently enabled around 19 vessels per week to call the terminal, making it possible for seasonal export products, such as bananas, pineapple, melon, and others, to arrive without delay in their main consumer markets, according to an APM Terminals statement.

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