The Port of Sines ended 2020 with a 13% increase in containerised cargo compared to 2019 and had its third best annual result on record.
In a statement, the Port said an area which saw significant growth was hinterland traffic, which was 442,000 TEU and demonstrates the importance of Sines as an import and export hub for the Iberian Peninsula.
In the sum of the three cargo segments, the Port of Sines ended the year with a total movement of 42.2 million tons in all port terminals, reflecting an increase of 1% compared to the previous year.
2020 was also the year in which the Port of Sines presented the new strategic plan, aimed at strengthening centrality and connectivity based on a network management or system coordination model.
It also included a firm commitment to environmental and social sustainability, preparing the port for an increasingly modern, innovative, digital and efficient future.
The Port said, “2020 was a year unlike any other. The pandemic context in which we live has forced companies to adapt to new realities and find new solutions to serve customers.
“The positive results achieved by the Port of Sines, both in total handling and, particularly, in containerized cargo, demonstrate the capacity and resilience of all who work in this port infrastructure and which guarantee an adequate response to the needs of companies located in the hinterland, both in Portugal as in Spain.”