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Portimão

Portimão is a port-city and municipality located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. It is situated on the Atlantic coast. It is operated by Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority, S. A. The commercial Port of Portimão offers 330m quay length, a Ro-Ro quay, a 22.000m2 yard and is equipped with 2 cranes. It is able to receive vessels up to 215m l.o.a. and 8m of draft, with capacity up to 2.000 passengers and 50.000 GT. Portimão is especially endowed for cruise vessels, despite being also able to handle general cargo, with some restrictions as far as land access concerns, due to its location inside the city plus the limitations to clean cargoes, compatible with the cruises operation.

Portuguese ports move over 75 million tons by November 2020

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) January 21, 2021 – Between January and November 2020, ports on mainland Portugal handled a total of 75.09 million tonnes,...

Portuguese ports see 6.2% fall in cargo in 2019

Lisbon, Portugal (Ports Europe) February 26, 2020 – The AMT – Mobility and Transport Authority (Autoridade da Mobilidade e dos Transportes) has...

Portugal’s Irmãos Cavaco delays payment of compensation to former workers

Leixões, Portugal (Ports Europe) August 16, 2018 – Portuguese construction company Irmãos Cavaco SA, declared insolvent in 2017, said it was late in...

New Portimão-Madeira ferry link inaugurated

Portimão, Portugal (Ports Europe) August 7, 2018 – The new Portimão-Madeira ferry link has been inaugurated which could foresee the development...

Portugal unveils regular Portimão-Funchal sea link

Portimão, Portugal (Ports Europe) July 19, 2018 – Portugal’s Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, visited Portimão for the reception ceremony of...

Portimão port cruise traffic increases in 2017

Portimão, Portugal (Ports Europe) February 8, 2018 – Nearly 30,000 passengers used Portimão Cruise Terminal in 2017, up 53% on 2016. The number of...

Port tech clusters part of Portugal’s ocean renewable energy strategy

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) December 8, 2017 – The Portuguese government has announced its Industrial Strategy for Ocean Renewable Energies (EI-ERO),...

The Portuguese government adopts its new port strategy to create jobs and boost added value

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) November 28, 2017 – The Portuguese has announced a number of resolutions as part of a new ports strategy, which aim to...

Madeira government to launch tender for ferry services to mainland Portugal

Funchal, Portugal (Ports Europe) August 2, 2017 – The regional government of Madeira is finalising the launch of an international tender for a weekly ferry...

Sines port reports improved H1 2017 cargo throughout

Sines, Portugal (PortSEurope) July 14, 2017 – Sines port has closed the first six months of  2017 with a total of 25.8 million tons of cargo handled,...

Algarve diversifies with exports to Algeria

Portimão, Portugal (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – At the port of Portimão, the general cargo ship “Saoura” was loaded with fiber cement...

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