Characteristics

The Port of Sines is an open deep-water sea port with excellent maritime access, without restrictions, leading the Portuguese port sector in the volume of cargo handled, and offering unique natural characteristics to receive any type of vessels. Due to its modern specialized terminals, the port is able to handle the different types of cargoes.

Sines is the main port in the Ibero-atlantic front, whose geophysical characteristics have been determinant on its consolidation as a strategic national active. It is the country’s leading energetic supplier (crude and its derivatives, coal and natural gas), as well as an important port as far as general and containerized cargo concerns, presenting a high growth potential, in order to become a reference port at an Iberian, European and worldwide level.

It is a modern port (1978), free of urban constraints, thus assuring long-term expansion capacity. Offering good land accessibility for present traffic, the port is also included within a road and rail development plan, allowing it to respond to the expected future growth of both the port and the region..

The Port of Sines and its support Industrial and Logistics Zone, with more than 2.000 ha, are already a worldwide extent logistic platform, able to receive the main players of port, maritime, industrial and logistic sectors.

The Port of Sines is the leading Portuguese port in volumes of cargo handled being also the leading container port.

With the state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified human resources, the Port of Sines offers high productivity levels.

The Port of Sines is determinant for the country's energetic supplying, being the leading port in the handling of crude, mineral coal and LNG.

Offering direct links to the world's capital production and consuming markets, the Port of Sines apports competitiveness to the companies' located on its hinterland, towards external markets.