The Administracao Porto de Lisboa is the port authority for the Port of Lisbon. The company mission is to provide port-based multi-functional services geared to the port’s customers while also achieving efficient and rational operations and environmental and social well-being. In order to achieve these goals,
In 2007, 3447 vessels called at the Port of Lisbon carrying 13.2 million tons of cargo and 374.5 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. Of that total, 5.7 million tons was containers, 5.6 million tons was solid bulk, and 1.3 million tons was liquid bulk. The Port of Lisbon also handled 489.4 thousand tons of break bulk general cargo and 4.9 thousand tons of roll-on/roll-off cargo. The Port of Lisbon also welcomed 256 cruise vessels and 305.2 thousand passengers in 2007.
The Port of Lisbon offers a 15.5-meter deep channel and more than 1500 meters of quays with alongside depths from 8 to 10 meters.
The Port of Lisbon is the nation’s leading port in terms of the number of ships and tons that visit it each year, and it handles more containerized cargo and agricultural foodstuffs than any other port in Portugal. But it is more than a cargo-handling commercial port. The Port of Lisbon is a favorite destination for cruise and cruise passengers, and it is a popular location for recreational boaters and yachtsmen.
Located strategically on the world’s major ocean-borne trade routes, the Port of Lisbon plays a central role in linking the Mediterranean region with North and Central Europe. It also facilitates commerce between the world’s major continents – the Far East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The Port of Lisbon is a major part of the foundation for the social and economic development of the Port of Lisbon and the Vale do Tejo region.
The Port of Lisbon offers three passenger terminals in the Port of Lisbon’s center with the latest safety equipment and a wide range of services. With a moderately warm climate, the Port of Lisbon is a popular destination throughout the year and an important port of call for cruises traveling between the Atlantic Coast, Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and even trans-Atlantic voyages.
Recreational boating is also an important port of the Port of Lisbon’s charm. With excellent year-round conditions for boaters of all types, the Port of Lisbon manages four recreational docks with capacity for more than 1100 boats and services to support yachtsmen.