€510m investment for Port of Leixoes

Port of Leixoes Investment in Port of Leixoes will increase the capacity and efficiency of the existing port terminal and create a new terminal
Industry Database

The Port of Leixoes will receive €510m investment (US$630m) to increase capacity and create a new terminal able to receive bigger ships.

Portugal’s Minister for the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, said 60% of the investment would be financed by the private sector, according to Xinhua.

Ms Vitorino said: “The aim is to not only increase the capacity and efficiency of the existing port terminal, but create a new terminal with the capacity to receive bigger ships,” reported Xinhua.

She commented: “The Leixoes Terminal is one of the top ports in the national system and is rightly, therefore, one of the ports where we make the biggest investment.”

In addition to building a new terminal at the port outside Porto, Portugal, there are plans to extend the breakwater and deepen the access channel and turning basin.

Some of these projects are already underway and due to be finished by 2021. Others are at the engineering study stage or awaiting environmental impact assessments. The whole project should be completed by 2026, reported Xinhua.

According to figures released by the Mobility and Transport Authority (AMT), the Port of Leixoes handled 19.47m tonnes of cargo in 2017.


Very first installations by new SFT Spanish office

Our new office in Spain is not even a year old and we already celebrate two successfully completed i... Read more

CM Labs Expands Lineup of Port Training Solutions with ITV Simulator Training Pack

Montreal, QC, June 20, 2018 — At TOC Europe 2018 (Stand D40), CM Labs Simulations, the world leader ... Read more

Training programs further develop steel production facility

ShibataFenderTeam has a new welding supervisor for the steel fabrication at our production facility ... Read more

ShibataFenderTeam continues involvement in Surinam

Since 2012 ShibataFenderTeam fenders support the smooth berthing operations from VABI in Surinam. Read more

Enhanced Hazcheck Restrictions Portal Launched, 1 May 2018

Exis Technologies, with the support of leading shipping and freight insurers, TT Club and UK P&I Clu... Read more

Successful participation and presentation at exhibition in Beira, Mozambique

The exhibition series ‘Intermodal Africa’ organized by Transport Events is always a good possibility... Read more

View all