The development works of the ports of Faro and Portimão, under the responsibility of the Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority, proceed according to due time, and will be completed by the end of next July.
In Portimão, the rehabilitation of the Ro-Ro quay has finished while the rehabilitation works of the floating quay Bartolomeu Dias are almost completed. The requalification of the passengers’ areas inside the Cruise Terminal facilities is also underway.
In Faro, the works concerning the repairing of the mobile cranes’ rolling devices proceed, while the port’s jurisdiction area is being requalified and land sorted.
The modernization of the IT and communication systems in both ports was also a concern for the Port Authority, being the implementation of the access control system almost over, while the improvement of the Datacenters’ operating and safety conditions is underway, as well as the installation of the VHF radio communications integration solution and the evolution of computer network assets with the migration of the firewalls (TMG).
The safety and port security in the ports of Faro and Portimão will be strengthened with the extension of the Sistema de Supervisão Portuária (SSP) - Port Supervision System and the Port VTS (AIS), which will allow for video coverage of the various areas of the quays and the improvement on operations and maritime traffic control. Portimão will also be equipped with a scanner in the passenger terminal and new pneumatic fenders.
Also noteworthy, an improvement on technical support services, safety and surveillance of port works and the provision of Multipurpose Intervention Vehicles on both ports.
These interventions comprise two operations called “Increased operability and safety of the Port of Faro” and “Increased operability and safety of the Port of Portimão” totaling, respectively, an estimated investment of 1,2 million euros and 1,6 million euros, backed by a community contribution of 480 000 and 700 000 euros from the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Programa Operacional ALGARVE 21 – Operational Programme ALGARVE 21.