PSA Sines, concessionaire of Terminal XXI at the Port of Sines, announced, in a statement, that work on the first phase of the expansion of the Container Terminal in the Alentejo port will start in January 2021 – the so-called ‘Phase 3’. In the concessionaire’s view, this project reinforces the port’s competitive status in the southern European port context.
Terminal expansion will reinforce Sines competitiveness
As PSA Sines details in the letter, the expansion plan (contracted between the concessionaire and the APS port administration in October 2019) stipulates the construction of 804 meters of pier, 18 hectares of embankments and buildings, to be built in a phased manner. , within the so-called ‘Phase 3’ and ‘Phase 4′. For the concessionaire that manages Terminal XXI, the project is «another step towards strengthening Sines’ position as one of the main ports in Southern Europe». At the same time, the company’s contribution to the region’s economy increases.
PSA Sines reinforces «direct and indirect» influence on the growth of the region and the country
The infrastructure expansion project «increases its direct and indirect contribution to the economic and social growth of the Alentejo Coast Region (and consequently of the country)», stressed PSA Sines. ‘Phase 3’ comprises the expansion of the quay front by 204 meters and 8 hectares of embankments. The ‘Phase 4’, the concessionaire also explained, will extend the pier by another 600 meters and 10 hectares in embankments. When the expansion is completed, Terminal XXI for containers will be equipped with a 1750-meter quay front, 19 gantries and 60 hectares of embankments.
Source: NL APP