The Port of Lisbon boasts a privileged localisation, near the main consumption centre of the country. Sheltered and featuring excellent natural conditions, the port of Lisbon is the main national infrastructure in container traffic.
Container traffic is particularly important for Lisbon that has regular cabotage services to the main North European and Spanish ports, as well as a large number of direct services carried out by the main container ship lines.
National ship owners also operate I this traffic, connecting Lisbon to the Azores, Madeira and Africa (namely Portuguese Speaking Countries).
The fact that the port of Lisbon integrated the CSI – Container Security Initiative in January 2006 which involved the setting up of equipment for non-intrusive inspection to containers reinforced the privileged intervention that it already carried out in the commercial exchange with the USA.
Featuring three specialised terminals in this market segment, with modern infrastructures and accessibilities, and with global capacity of around one million TEU, the Port of Lisbon is therefore a preference in the transposition to the productive and consuming hinterland of the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region.