According to the Mobility and Transport Authority (AMT):”The ports of mainland Portugal registered in January 2021 a total cargo volume of 7.47 million tonnes, a drop of 15.9 thousand tonnes compared to January 2020, corresponding to a slight decrease of 0.2 percent”.

In January, the markets that registered a negative performance were energy, coal, crude oil and petroleum products, representing, in total, a decrease of 23 percent.

The evolution in the cargo markets led to “positive variations” in Aveiro, Setúbal, Faro and Sines, with the last port standing out with 450.6 thousand more tonnes than in January 2020, that is, with an increase of 11.9 percent.

In the first month of 2021, Sines led the cargo handling market in terms of tonnes, with a 56.5 percent share, “the highest ever in the same months”, 6.1 percentage points (pp) above that held in the same month of 2020.