The Ports of Sines and Algarve Authority (PSAA) has announced that the expansion of the Port of Sines has begun with the enlargement of the east breakwater.
In a statement, the PSAA said the enlargement of the east breakwater will reinforce the protection of the Port of Sines’ eastern section while the Sines Container Terminal – also known as Terminal XXI – is expanded.
The expansion, which Port Technology International (PTI) originally reported on in July 2019, is set to double Sines’ capacity to 4.1 million TEU.
It is set to be completed by 2023 and will cost approximately $78.6 million (€72 million), by which point operations will be taken over by PSA International.
PSAA said the expansion will create the “ideal conditions for the simultaneous reception of the largest container carriers in operation in the world”.
The expansion of the Port of Sines is central to Portugal’s Horizon 2026 initiative, a government project to substantially improve the country’s maritime capacity.