Since last December 28th, the project of Vasco da Gama Terminal, in the port of Sines, has a favorable Environmental Impact Statement issued by the Portuguese Environment Agency.

The preliminary study of the Terminal and its environmental impact study were developed for the Port Authority of Sines and Algarve, S.A., by a consortium led by Consulmar, which also involved the companies Hidromod and Nemus.

It is a terminal for the handling of containers consisting of a pier with a front of 1,380 m long, an embankment with about 90 ha for the installation of the container park and logistics area, and a detached breakwater with 1,200 m of extension.

The project also includes the realization of dredging to ensure full maritime access, as well as land accessibilities (road and rail) to the new terminal.

To develop in two phases the TVG will have a final reference capacity in the order of 3 million of TEU/year, elevating the port of Sines to a new level in the volume of handled containers and number of scales of large container ships.