1. Optimising the existing available capacity to reinforce the handling of bulk and general cargo;
  2. Attract business to the Zona de Atividades Logísticas e Industriais (ZALI) - Logistics and Industrial Activities Zone - space available for the development of logistics and industrial activities;
  3. Invest in improving Safety, Environment and Quality (Green and Blue Port);
  4. Improve the management of port clients and the development of new business (container business, blue economy, among others);
  5. Maintain investment in infrastructure, namely maritime accessibility and intermodal terminal;
  6. Increasing International, National and Local Awareness and Visibility of the Port of Aveiro Brand;
  7. Technological modernisation of services and infrastructure.

Projects and Investments

The Port of Aveiro has ongoing investments in place to improve the port’s navigability conditions, the reinforcement of safety conditions, as well as the improvement of operating conditions at the terminals and railroad connectivity, with the main objective of increasing the efficiency of services and improving the environmental performance of all its activities.


Infrastructure of the Logistics and Industrial
Activities Zone (ZALI)


Project Summary:

Construction of a multimodal logistics and industrial platform in the expansion area of the Port of Aveiro, located between the terminals for dry bulk and general containerized and ro-ro cargo. The total project implementation area is 73.2 ha, of which 44.3 ha is for lots of variable size for the installation of logistics and industrial units, 13.5 ha for logistics activities supporting containerised cargo and/or value added activities for project cargo and the remaining area for common services and internal circulation.

Project Goals:

To enable the Port of Aveiro to offer a business and project cargo hosting area, with privileged access to port terminals and/or a private quay, served by uncongested road/rail links. It aims, therefore, to affirm the Port as a logistics and industrial centre of reference in the Atlantic Corridor, contributing to the increase of the sustainable growth of the Port and, consequently, to the creation of wealth of the central region and of the country.


Status of ExecutionConcluded (03/2023)
Total Investment14.7 million €
Cohesion Fund6.3 million €


Projeto Infrasestruturação Zali


Ficha de Projeto

Project to implement the operation
of the Liquid Bulk Terminal

Investment estimated at 2.6 million euros, concluded in December 2021.

The present project consists of the operationalisation of the new jetties of the Liquid Bulk Terminal (No 24, No 25 and No 26), to provide them with support piping for the terminal users, building a single and common “channel” for the passage of all pipes, and with adequate networks of contaminated and rainwater and firefighting systems, designed to offer safety conditions and effective environmental protection.

The goal is to ensure that loading/unloading operations on the new Liquid Bulk Terminal jetties are carried out under the appropriate conditions of safety and environmental protection, enabling the increase of the movement of liquid bulk in the Port of Aveiro and strengthening the competitiveness of current and future port costumers.

Projeto Implementacao Operacionalidade


  1. Approval date - 24-07-2017
  2. Start date - 01-09-2017
  3. Completion date - 31-12-2021
  4. Total cost - 2.646.556,01 €
  5. Total eligible cost - 2.646.556,01 €
  6. European Union financial support - FCOES – 1.419.886,02 €
  7. National public financial support - APA, S.A. – 1.017.028,80 €


Ficha de Projeto

Construction of a 200 meter quay in
the Logistics and Industrial Activities Zone (ZALI)

This project consists of the construction of a 200 meter long quay in the ZALI, in front of the ASMI II Offshore wind energy component production unit.

This investment of 6.8 million euros, was concluded in May 2021.


Construction of an Intermodal Terminal in
the Logistics and Industrial Activities Zone (ZALI)



Project Summary:

Construction of a maritime-road-rail terminal at ZALI, in an area adjacent to the container and ro-ro terminal, covering 9 ha, and improvement of the track bundle to allow the operation of trains up to 750 m in length. This investment is currently at the technical project stage.

Project Goals:

To improve the efficiency of the port's access to the national rail network and to the TEN-T Atlantic Corridor, in particular the Aveiro-Valladolid section. It will allow to extend the port's hinterland to the Castilla y León region and promote an increase in the supply of intermodal services. At the same time, it will act as a leverage to increase the share of rail transport in the flows that use the port, which will lead to greater sustainability of the logistics chains that use it.


Implementation statusIn progress (technical project phase)
Total investment€15.9 million




Project Sheet

Logistic Single Window

This project translates the total digitalisation of the logistic chains which use the national ports, through the evolution and extension of the Port Single Window.

This project aims to expand information flow management throughout the entire logistics chain, integrating maritime transport and national ports with land transport means and the connection to dry ports, in a logic of intermodality, as well as the connection to the foreland (international ports).


  1. Public Investment: € 5.1 M

Capitalisation Actions for the Green Transition of Cities and Territories CENCYL

Project Summary:

The project is conceived as a strategic capitalisation initiative for the consolidation of the CENCYL cooperation area through the functional articulation between the Eurocity (Almeida-Ciudad Rodrigo) and the CENCYL network of cities, in order to add a genuine cross-border component to the extended area of interregional urban cooperation, which also represents a strategic alliance between the urban world and its rural environment.


Project objectives:

In this context of functional and territorial articulation of cross-border cooperation, capitalisation initiatives represent a strategic alliance between businesses, citizens and administrations to involve the greatest number of actors in the objective of decarbonising urban activities towards climate neutrality.



Status of ExecutionCompleted (06/2023)
Total investment (APA)10 thousand €
European Union financial support - FEDER (APA)7,5 thousand €


Projeto Cidades Cencyl


Project sheet

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