Port of Sines Witness 22.5% Container Growth In H1

A 22.5% growth in Containerized cargo was registered by the the Port of Sines year-on-year, for the first six months of 2021. A total of 904,910 TEU worth of containers were moved by the port in the first half of the year.

Port of Sines Witness 22.5% Container Growth In H1
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The overall cargo movement at the Portuguese port, which is the country’s first largest artificial port reached 24 million tonnes in the first half of the year, which is a year-on-year growth of approximately 24%, as the port managed to response continually to the market needs, throughout t the pandemic, thereby maintaining supply chains.

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A 29% growth was also witnessed by the Liquid bulk cargo, including crude, refined and natural gas, handling approximately 12.6 million tonnes. Which is an increase of 2.8 million tonnes, as compared to the same period last year.

A further increase of 27% and 16% were registered by oil imports and petroleum product handling respectively, as compared to the pre-pandemic figures of 2019, demonstrating a recovery from COVID-19 restrictions.

Expecting a positive second half, the general cargo growth, including containers at the Port of Sines stood at an impressive 21%, handling approximately 11.2 million tonnes, which is an increase of 2 million tonnes, as compared to the figures released last year. A 1% increase in port calls were also witnessed, with 988 ships calling.

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The Port of Sines, also known as Porto De Recreio De Sines in Portuguese, is the country’s first largest artificial deep water port, which is equipped with specialized terminals, to handle a varied range of goods.

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