Brussels, 16 April 2021

Between January and March 2021, the Port of Sines recorded a 16% growth in containerized throughput, handling 440,645 TEU, with export cargo also increasing by 16%.

During the pandemic, the port community of Sines showed resilience, allowing to maintain the supply chains in favor of the needs of the economy and another positive year is foreseen for the Port of Sines, at a time that the expansion of the Container Terminal XXI is taking place at a good pace, without any interference in the port’s operation.

The new terminal, which the Port ground on in February 2020, will increase capacity from 2.3 million to 4.1 million TEU per year.

The figures show the Port is continuing to handle greater amounts of containerized cargo. At the end of 2020, it posted its best annual figures on record, with significant growth in its hinterland activities.

In 2020 it presented a new strategic plan aimed at strengthening connectivity and network management, as well as a firm commitment to environmental and social sustainability.

Source: Port Technology