The TMS – Sines Multipurpose Terminal began operating in 1992 under a public service concession granted to the company Portsines. It is endowed the handling dry bulks, general cargo and ro-ro.
The terminal offers 4 berths with a total length of 645 metres at the extrados, and 296 metres at the intrados, with draughts down to 18 metres ZH, thus allowing the reception of vessels up to 190.000 Dwt.
To handle dry bulks, namely coal to national power plants, the terminal is equipped with two gantry cranes with an average handling capacity of 2.000 tonnes per hour each. It also has a coal storage facility and its run-off is usually carried out by a conveyor belt to the Sines power plant and by rail to the Pego power plant.
For general cargo there is a spacious quay and storage area which allows the speedy run-off of goods by road and rail, existing available plots for the setting up of companies in the area adjoining the terminal.
Regulations & Characteristics
Documents available in Portuguese here.