Sines Container Terminal – Terminal XXI – handled 1.75m teu last year, representing a 5% growth in container volumes at the port.
The throughput constituted a total of 22m tonnes, giving the terminal a 46% share of the port’s total volmes across all cargo types.
As a whole, the Port of Sines handled 47.9m tonnes, corresponding to an homologous decrease of 4%.
This reduction is due to the technical outage of both the Sines’ Refinery and the Repsol Petrochemical Complex and the diminishing in coal handling in a year of high rainfall, with less power supply produced from non-renewable energy sources.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) handling was up by 5.5% to a total of 2.8m tonnes.