Port of Sines Day gathers over 150 participants

Friday, June 19, 2015
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The celebrations of the Port of Sines' Day, on 19 June, brought together over 150 participants from the region and of different ages, who had opportunity to meet the everyday port through guided tours to various operational areas and port security.

After a brief introduction where the President of APS, João Franco, gave information about the evolution and perspectives of the Port of Sines for the coming years, participants were guided through the day-to-day harbor, visiting the Traffic Control Center and watching demonstrations of the means of fighting the incidents. The program also included a guided tour of port terminals and a maritime tour on the Sines bay, which was the delight of the participants, where they could see a demonstration of maritime means of towing companies and the rapid rescue facilities and supervision of authorities .

Visitors also had the opportunity to visit the new ship logistics ZALSines, whose distinguishing feature is to have a full coverage of photovoltaic panels and be environmentally friendly as well as the ship logistics Sitank which now has a new internal warehouse temperature control.

The Day of the Port of Sines is organized by APS in conjunction with several companies of the Port Community of Sines and local authorities, still with the support of the Municipality of Sines. The event takes place annually on June 19, the day of publication of Decree-Law No. 270/71, which was the Office of the Sines area that was the beginning of the process.

Also as part of the celebrations of the anniversary was held the day before, the VI will be APS "Travel by Fado" with António Pinto Basto and Joseph Gonçalez, Alentejo two singers accompanied by two musicians of guitar and Portuguese guitar.