With a total handling of 13,5 million tons, corresponding to a homologous variation of 19,6%, the beginning of the year was marked by an important growth in containerized cargo. In fact, as far as General Cargo concerns, containerized cargo registered a positive variation of 53,7%, with a total of 6,3 million tons.
The Sines’ Container Terminal – Terminal XXI, handled more than 494.000 TEU on these first three months, thus corresponding to a homologous variation of 60%.
Liquid bulk continues to grow also, though modestly, with a positive variation of 5%.
Even though the number of ships in commercial operation suffered a decrease of 2%, Sines maintains its endowment for the reception of the biggest vessels, registering an increase of 10,3% in total GT.
2017 will be marked by APS – Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority’s 40th Birthday, with initiatives along the whole year; Sines has surely begun these celebrations in the best way there is.