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Minister For Infrastructure And Housing Visits Lisbon Port At The Premiere Of The New Regular Container Service

Minister for Infrastructure and Housing visits Lisbon port at the premiere of the new regular container service

Minister For Infrastructure And Housing Visits Lisbon Port At The Premiere Of The New Regular Container Service

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) December 1, 2019 – The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, has visited the Port of Lisbon today, where he was received by the Ports of Lisbon and Setúbal and Sesimbra Administration, led by Lídia Sequeira.

The visit included a visit to the Santa Apolónia Container Terminal (operated by Yilport Sotagus) and the Poço do Bispo Multipurpose Terminal (operated by ETE, SA) on the same day that the Port of Lisbon received the Samskip Estrela ship, which was managed by Marmedsa. and today made the first stop of the new regular container service ‘SAMSKIP PORTUGAL SERVICE’ at Terminal Sotagus.

This new container service will have a weekly rotation that will connect Tilbury, UK, and Portugal via Rotterdam and Leixões, allowing access to Samskip’s European network, with connections to Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Port of Lisbon underlines the importance of the 742-meter Santa Apolónia Container Terminal for ships with draft sizes ranging from -7 to -10 meters, and congratulates Samskip and its partners on the new stopover in Lisbon and the advantages of a collaboration that enhances modal shift from highway to sea mode.

The Santa Apolónia Container Terminal has a handling capacity of approximately 450 thousand TEU per year, and is geared to various types of traffic, namely shortsea. Assuming itself as one of the main national references in the containerized cargo segment, the Santa Apolónia Container Terminal offers excellent navigation conditions, being located at the confluence of the main world trade routes.

Source: Port of Lisbon

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