Port of Sines receives Chinese Ambassador to Portugal

Thursday, October 15, 2015
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The Chinese Ambassador to Portugal, Cai Run, visited the Port of Sines on October 13, and was received by the President of Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority, João Franco, with whom he met.

During the meeting several issues were approached, namely the main competitiveness factors of the port, including its geostrategic location, allowing it to be a privileged Atlantic gateway to Europe, as well as their specialized terminals equipped to receive and operate all types of vessels. The expansion capacity in all the port’s terminals, especially in what concerns containerized cargo, was also highlighted.

It should be remembered that the reception of large-capacity vessels (ULCS - Ultra Large Container Ships) in the Port of Sines has had a significant increase in the last quarter. These ships operate the Lion Service, the service of the Far East that links the Port of Sines Container Terminal - Terminal XXI to the Far East, which is one of the main markets serving Sines, both inbound and outbound.