Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
08:09 12 Dec 2017

Coordinates
9.99536 N, -83.02723 W

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Puerto Limon is the main port and capital city of Costa Rica's Limon province. With population around 60,000, the city is ranked the country's 6th-largest.

The town was founded in 1870, and part of its population traces its roots to Jamaican, Chinese and Italian laborers who worked on a late 19th-century railroad (connecting Puerto Limon with San Jose). Until 1948, Costa Rica didn't recognize Afro-Caribbeans as citizens, so their movement outside the Limon province was restricted.

Just offshore are located two small-sized islands - Isla de Pajaros and Uvita Island.

Puerto Limon port

Puerto Limon-Moin port has two cargo terminals (named "Moín" and "Limon"), which handle shipping of Costa Rica's exports and imports (bulk and containership cargoes), as well as docking of cruise ships.

Port Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) cruise port

In October 2015, the Holland-based container terminal operator company "APM Terminals" announced its plans to turn its Port Limon-Moin facility into a regional hub for cargo shipped in reefers (refrigerated containers).

  • By this project, APM Terminals Moin allocated around 70% of the container terminal for refrigerated cargo storage (mainly for fresh fruits / pineapples and bananas) exported from Costa Rica to Europe and North America.
  • Also in 2015, APM Terminals Moin signed a contract for 6x STS cranes (electric) plus 29x Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes (electric), all delivered in 2018.
  • Costa Rica is the largest exporter of pineapples in the world, as well as the world's 3rd-largest exporter of bananas. Pineapples and bananas are approx 13% of Costa Rica;s all exports. Other major exports include sugar, coffee and beef. Much of the agricultural and meat products are exported in reefers (temperature controlled containers).
  • Port Limon-Moin is ranked Latin America's 13th and Central America's 4th largest container port, with annual shipping volume around 1,3 million TEUs (containers, statistics 2015). The port's annual reefer container volumes are expected to double by the year 20230 - up to 600,000 TEUs.

A dredging project (for the port's access channel and turning‐basin) resulted in deepening the harbour, now allowing access of larger vessels with draft up to 16 m (53 ft). The port's development also included construction of a new breakwater (length 1,5 km / 0,9 ml), a new container yard (sized 40 hectares) and a new cargo quay (length 600 m / 1970 ft) with 2 berths (equipped with 6x large-capacity gantry cranes / serving post‐Panamax vessels).

After these development projects were completed, the upgraded container terminal now covers an area of 80 hectares (0,8 km2), 1,5 km (0,9 ml) quay length (5 berths total), 2,2 km (1,4 ml) long breakwater and access channel draft 18 m (59 ft).


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Port Puerto Limon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Saturday
2 December, 2017
Viking Sky(arriving at 02 Dec - departing at 02 Dec)
AIDAmar(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
3 December, 2017
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Mein Schiff 6(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
6 December, 2017
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
Sunday
10 December, 2017
Carnival Paradise(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Tuesday
12 December, 2017
Norwegian Jade(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
14 December, 2017
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 14 Dec - departing at 14 Dec)
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Saturday
16 December, 2017
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
AIDAmar(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
17 December, 2017
Mein Schiff 6(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
21 December, 2017
Marella Discovery 2(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Friday
22 December, 2017
Viking Sun(arriving at 22 Dec - departing at 22 Dec)
Saturday
23 December, 2017
Oceania Marina(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
24 December, 2017
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Monday
25 December, 2017
Celebrity Reflection(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 19:00)
Thursday
28 December, 2017
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 28 Dec - departing at 28 Dec)
Saturday
30 December, 2017
Viking Sky(arriving at 30 Dec - departing at 30 Dec)
AIDAmar(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
MSC Divina(departing at 17:00)
Sunday
31 December, 2017
Mein Schiff 6(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
2017 December