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Port of Sines Q1 box volume surges 16pc to 440,645 TEU

PORTUGAL's Port of Sines maintained its growth in the first quarter of this year with container volumes showing a 16 per cent increase to 440,645 TEU

03 May 2021 - 19:00
PORTUGAL's Port of Sines maintained its growth in the first quarter of this year with container volumes showing a 16 per cent increase to 440,645 TEU. Last year the port recorded a year-on year growth of 13 per cent in box throughput.

Containerised import and export cargo reached 104,391 TEU, and all cargo segments amounted to almost 12 million tonnes handled in Q1, a growth of 10 per cent. The general cargo segment, which includes containers, reached 5.6 million tonnes 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 per cent, keeping Sines as the country's main port for energy products.



The port said 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 favour of the needs of the economy.



With these 2021 early reports, port officials say they make it possible to foresee another positive year for the Port of Sines.



The expansion of the Container Terminal - Terminal XXI, which is administered by PSA-Sines is continuing without any interference in the port's operation. The projects upon completion will represent a capacity increase from 2.3 million TEU to 4.1 million TEU annually, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.


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