Suppliers electronic invoicing

The Port of Lisbon Authority (APL) has already implemented a system for receiving and processing electronic invoices of all its suppliers, as determined by Decree-Law 123/2018, of December 28, amended by Decree-Law 14-A/2020, of April 7.
Such solution will allow receiving invoices from suppliers exclusively in a dematerialised form, using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technology.

The electronic invoicing helps to automate and optimize invoicing processes, thus avoiding delays in payments due to delays in financial documents accounting sent by email or on paper.

However, prior to the beginning of the electronic invoicing process and the consequent replacement of the traditional email or paper submission, it will be necessary to carry out a series of tests with APL.

For this purpose, if you already have an electronic invoice EDI operator (Broker), you should ask your operator to proceed with the interoperability request to our operator (see contacts below), in order to establish the connection and respective settings.
If your company is already able to issue invoices electronically, we would appreciate it if you started this process with us as of this date.
It is also informed that until July 31, 2022, in accordance with Order 351/2021-XXII of November 10, it will be possible to continue accepting invoices sent by email to the address

It is important to carry out preliminary tests in order to certify APL's suppliers for the transition to the production phase until the legally defined date (July 31, 2022).

For further information, you can consult our EDI guide or contact our operator through the following contacts:

Phone:+351 21 472 46 00