In September, the Cipor cement terminal situated at Alhandra in the Portuguese port of Lisbon loaded 40,000 tonnes of clinker en route for the Brazilian port of Aratu.The consignment, which was handled by the ETE stevedoring company, was taken to the Handymax vessel anchored in Mar da Palha by barge.

The terminal is having something of a banner year, having seen growth of 88% in exports in the first eight months of this year.