The Port of Sines recorded a 16% growth in containerised throughput throughput in the first three months of 2021.
In a statement, the Port said it handled 440,645 TEU between January and March 2021, with export cargo also increasing by 16%.
“This positive quarter must be coupled with the resilience shown by the entire port community of Sines, which, in a pandemic context, allowed to maintain the supply chains in favor of the needs of the economy,” it said.
“The values presented in these first three months make it possible to foresee another positive year for the Port of Sines, at a time that the expansion of the Container Terminal – Terminal XXI is taking place at a good pace, without any interference in the port’s operation.”
The new terminal, which the Port ground on in February 2020, will increase capacity from 2.3 million to 4.1 million TEU per year.
The figures show the Port is continuing to handle greater amounts of containerised cargo. At the end of 2020 it posted its best annual figures on record, with significant growth in its hinterlanfd acitivities.
In 2020 it presented a new strategic plan aimed at strengthening connectivity and network management, as well as a firm commitment to environmental and social sustainability.