Container carriers favor South Terminal in Leixoes
By Bessie Howard on 18 December 2017
   Thirty-nine percent of deployed container capacity through the Portuguese port is deployed through the South Terminal, according to BlueWater Reporting’s Terminal Analysis tool.
   Utilizing the BlueWater Reporting Terminal Analysis tool, the chart above provides an overview of the four terminals at the Port of Leixoes called by liner services (fully cellular and multi-purpose), as well as the amount of capacity (TEUs) flowing through these terminals.
   Overall, 17 services with a total combined deployed capacity of 87,666 TEUs call the Portuguese port.
   The South Terminal currently sees the most amount of deployed capacity at 34,246 TEUs, or 39 percent, from the four services calling it. Two of these services are operated by WEC, one by Mediterranean Shipping Co. and one is jointly operated by Maersk Line and its subsidiary line Safmarine.
   In a close second is the TCGL- Terminal de Carga Geral e de Graneis de Leixoes, with 38 percent of deployed capacity through the port going through this terminal from a total of six services.
   The Leixoes Container Terminal (TCL) comes in third place with 12,728 TEUs, or 16 percent. This terminal is called by six services. The remaining terminal, North Terminal, comines in last at 6,027 TEUs, representing just 7 percent of total capacity deployed though the port.