Port of Aveiro

Aveiro Harbour

North Terminal - Multipurpose


Is part of the North sector of Aveiro Port. It is the main multi-use terminal of the port that has a total annual throughput of 1.8 million tonnes and excellent physical facilities:

This terminal is geared towards the transport of dray cargo and containers. Its main goods are as follows: cement, cereals, paper paste, metal sections, wood agglomerates and clays.

Container and Roll-On/Roll-Off Terminal


This terminal has excellent facilities for the potential market segments: of containers and ro-ro ships:

Liquid Bulk Terminal


This terminal has 6 Mooring posts: 3 new mooring posts each 150 metres long, with depths of -12.00m (Z.H.) and another 3 older posts, at depths of -7 m (Z.H.).
The facilities are run by different private companies who are specialised in the transport of chemical products, winemaking products, petrol products and biodiesel.


Identification of water bodies in port areas
The shipping channels next to the operation and expansion flattened land and respective banks, within the Maritime Public Domain:

Physical conditions
We have information on this. We are actually collecting data.

Administrative details:

The areas of jurisdiction of APA - Administração do Porto de Aveiro, SA encompasses:
The coastal strip, within the limit of the maximum legal breadth of the maritime public domain, which is between the parallel of +108 000 (around 80 metres South of the South wharf) and 50 m North of the North wharf of Aveiro Port;
The flattened land which is part of the exploration and expansion of Aveiro Port, which includes the South Terminal, North Terminal, Liquid Bulk Cargo Terminal, Coastal Fishing Port and High Sea Fishing Port;
The shipping channels next to the operation and expansion flattened land and respective banks, within the Maritime Public Domain:

With an annual throughput of around 3.5 million tonnes, Aveiro is a multi-functional port which plays a crucial role in serving a wide range of industries in its hinterland, such as the ceramics, chemical, winemaking, metallurgic, wood and derivatives industries, as well as the agricultural food and construction sectors.

Aveiro Port is the most recent national port infrastructure, and for this reason is today a well-organised and integrated port area from the territorial point of view, without any congestion issues, and which is furnished with:

Socioeconomic activities (peach, maritime traffic, ferry boat, boating, military tourism, ship building industry, marine culture,...)

5 Terminals set up to transport all kinds of goods;

There are marine cultures for bivalves in nearby waterbodies of the Aveiro Harbour.

Opposite to the location of the port there is a military base (S. Jacinto military base) with regular airfield activities. There is a ferryboat travelling daily to S. Jacinto.

Environmental information:

APA - Administração do Porto de Aveiro, S.A., is a joint-stock company with solely public capital, aimed at the economic operation, conservation and development of Aveiro Port - a maritime port located in the centre of Portugal inside an important and sensitive estuarine/humid area, classified as Special Protection Area.
Although the maritime transport is better for the environmental sustainability, is also important that port activities control its environmental aspects, both "on port" and "on ship", mainly those can put on risk the port water body and the ecosystem surrounding the port area, such as oil and chemical spillage and wastewater or ballast water discharges.