Containers terminal enters second phase
Modernisation works at the shipping containers terminal at Alcântara have entered a second phase.
The project involves building a new maintenance and support building, repaving and reflooring the existing facility and surrounding areas and preparing the entire area for the second phase of works in a four-phase project.
Works will start today (Wednesday, 14 June) after a protocol will be signed between the Administration of the Port of Lisbon (APL) and the concessionaire, Yilport in the presence of the minister of Infrastructures, João Galamba.
The modernisation plan for the Alcântara Sea Containers Terminal will involve a private investment of €122 million. Once completed, the terminal will be able to ship 662,347 containers per year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 88%. Yilport will have the concessionary rights to explore the terminal until 2038.
“This is another important milestone for the Port of Lisbon and for the country for a project which is of the greatest national strategic importance. The modernisation of the Alcântara Containers Terminal involves an investment plan that will bring competitive advantages and, as a consequence, strengthen the Port of Lisbon’s position within the context of transatlantic and European shipping routes”, says the APL board chairman, Carlos Correia.