Gigantic vessel with capacity for 6.000 containers docked at Moin


Ship 270 meters long and 42 wide arrived at megaport this Thursday. APM Terminals informed that it will give a weekly service which implies a saving in money and time for exporters

270 meters long and 42 meters wide, Katherine stole attention this Thursday at the Moín Container Terminal (TCM), Limón.

It is a gigantic ship with the capacity to transport more than 6,900 containers from 20 countries in each. It is the largest that has arrived in the Caribbean and belongs to the French shipping company CMA CGM, considered the third in the world, present in at least 160 countries.

For representatives of the port terminal, the size and capacity of this giant of the sea "inaugurate an era of savings" and port competitiveness for the country, as well as new opportunities for export sectors.

The fewer vessels required to move domestic exports, the less additional costs these products face in the markets to which they arrive through large vessels.

Thanks to the dimensions of the cranes and the depth of their berths, the TCM has the capacity to receive and operate ships up to four times larger than those that served in the Caribbean before its inauguration.

On Thursday night, Katherine will depart on her route to the port of Algeciras, in Spain.

Its arrival is an additional benefit for exporters of fresh products since this ship will provide a fixed weekly service, which will allow more expedited shipments and shorter times, TCM said in a statement.