Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) September 5, 2017 – The current environmental impact assessment of the Barreiro Container Terminal will be stopped and a new study will consider alternative locations.
The site has now been discarded and was the subject of a public consultation which ended on 16 June and there were objections to the proposed infrastructure, that it was not sufficiently justified and framed at regional and national level and would have irreversible negative impacts, which would lead to non-compliance with national and European legislation in certain areas and calling into question the long-term objectives of the country.
In 2016 the Portuguese government dropped the new Barreiro container terminal in Lisbon from a list of development projects, and instead proposed increased cooperation between the ports of Lisbon and Setúbal.
An earlier plan said that the location for a new container terminal to serve the Lisbon metropolitan area would be formed through the development of Almada, Barreiro and Seixal on the southern bank of the Tagus river.
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