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PSA Sines expands container terminal capacity

Photo: PSA Sines MSC Cristiana at berth in Port of Sines
A pair of Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes have arrived at PSA Sines in Portugal this week.

The new cranes will be added to the 10 existing Super Post-Panamax cranes, allowing PSA Sines to handle the largest container vessels deployed at the Iberian Peninsula today.

The new equipment are part of an expansion of PSA Sines’ capacity from 2.3 million to 2.7 million teu. The cranes are expected to be ready for live operations in February 2024, and will undergo six weeks of testing and commissioning.

 “With an outreach of 24 container rows, and a height of 55 metres, we will now have six quay cranes that are fully capable of handling vessels larger than 24,000 teus in size, with no limitations. Alongside our multiskilled and engaged workforce, our productivity levels will reinforce our position as one of the largest container terminals in the south of Europe,” said PSA Sines’ CEO Nichola Silveira.

PSA Sines has embarked on its Phase III expansion project, worth over $444 million to facilitate the increase in cargo volumes and meet the growing needs of its customers.

When the Phase III expansion is fully completed in 2030, the terminal will double its annual handling capacity from 2.1 million to 4.2 million teu and strengthen its position as one of the main ports in the region.

PSA is the operator of the largest container terminal in Portugal.




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