Movement in the ports of Portugal fall 11.4% until July
The main cause pointed out is the decrease in the coal load, following the suspension of the activity of Sines and Pego thermoelectric plants, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This situation is due to the lack of registration of any imports in the last three months, following the almost complete suspension of the activity of the Sines and Pego thermoelectric plants. The decisions to suspend the activity of these plants were not the result of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, justifies AMT, but of the compromised sustainability of the units, "heavily economically penalized" by the high emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) that they originate.
For more information go to: https://observador.pt/2020/09/18/movimento-nos-portos-de-portugal-continental-cai-114-ate-julho/