Sines, Portugal (PortSEurope) April 23, 2021 – In the first three months of 2021 the Port of Sines reported container traffic of 440,645 TEU, a year-on-year increase of 16%, with containerized import and export cargo reaching 104,391 TEU. The aggregate of all cargo segments amounted to almost 12 million tons handled, representing a year-on-year growth of 10%, demonstrating that this port infrastructure did not register
any impact following the recent crisis caused by the blocked Suez Canal. The general cargo segment, which includes containers, recorded 5.6 million tons handled and contributed decisively to the overall results of the port. In the liquid bulk segment, which includes crude, refined and natural gas, there was a year-on-year growth of 4%, with more than 6 million tons handled, maintaining Sines as the country’s main port for energy products. The values presented in these first three months make it possible to foresee another positive year for the Port of Sines, at a time when the expansion of the Container Terminal – Terminal XXI is proceeding at a good pace, without any interference in the port’s operation, and which will represent a capacity increase from 2.3 million to 4.1 million TEU per year. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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