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)

Investment estimated at 14.2 million euros, with an estimated completion date of June 2022.

Currently, the construction of the first phase of the ZALI's infrastructure has been completed, as well as the dredging works of the adjacent funds and the removal of the material deposited in the intervention area to reinforce the coastal cordon south of Costa Nova. The second phase of ZALI's infrastructure is now underway, that is, the construction of the infrastructures required for its operation, namely roads traffic routes and service networks. 

The execution of this project aims to reaffirm the Port of Aveiro as a competitive logistics hub in the Atlantic Corridor of the TEN-T. The objective is to enable the port with the necessary infrastructures and means, taking into account the existing expansion area in the port area, 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 connections.

Projeto Infrasestruturação Zali


  1. Approval date - 19-02-2018
  2. Start date - 25-02-2016
  3. Completion date - 30-06-2022
  4. Total cost - 14.249.641,30 €
  5. Total eligible cost - 7.490.634,17 €
  6. European Union financial support - FCOES – 6.367.039,04 €
  7. National public financial support - APA, S.A. – 7.882.602,26 € 


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)

Construction of a railway terminal in the ZALI, in an area adjacent to the container and ro-ro cargo terminal, with the objective of increasing the maritime-rail connectivity of the Port of Aveiro. This project is in the design phase.


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

Cencyl Cities - Sustainable local development in the border area of the CENCYL territory

This projetc aims to Strengthen local sustainable development throughout the Spanish-Portuguese border.

It also consolidates the CENCYL CITIES NETWORK as a cooperation agency and a cross-border management model to face the main challenges and opportunities of sustainable development and climate change in the urban border area. It aims to jointly promote the resources and assets of the CENCYL and Atlantic Corridor cities as an axis of economic activity and cross-border territorial articulation. It will also improve urban management through the exchange of experiences and networking in the areas of sustainable urban development and promote the social and institutional integration of the cities network as a development tool.

Projeto Cidades Cencyl


  1. Start date - 01-07-2014
  2. Completion date - 31-12-2020
  3. Total cost approved - 104.620,00 €
  4. European Union financial support - FEDER – 78.465,00 €


Project sheet

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