Located on the Southeast of Europe, 58 nautical miles south from Lisbon, the Port of Sines lays on the cross of the main international maritime routes – East-West and North-South. Its strategic location, along with its natural characteristics, allow the Port to be positioned as an important hub port in the Ibero-Atlantic front.

The Port of Sines direct hinterland comprises all the south and midland part of Portugal. As far as the extended hinterland concerns, the Port of Sines has a competitive position towards the Spanish Extremadura and the area of Madrid.