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Great communication & logistic infrastructures

Our country is very well known for being among those with some of the most advanced communication systems. Portugal ranks 7th in fastest broadband speed and 9th in terms of price according to ITIF Broadband Rankings.


Broadband Internet is spreading very fast across the country - at a rate of 24.5% - with the help of optic fibre. Portugal is ranked in the Top 20 countries with more use of optic fiber technologies.


When it comes to making businesses move, we have what it takes. By air, sea or land we have the speed you need to make your products flow worldwide. Portugal has 3 international airports in the mainland and 7 in the Azores and Madeira Islands with regular daily flights to all major world cities. There are also regular daily cargo flights from Portugal to the major hubs in Europe and Asia.


By sea, we have 9 main sea ports in the mainland, all receiving international traffic. The port of Sines receives 38% of all cargo ships arriving to and departing from Portugal and is also one of the largest deep waters port in Europe, with virtually no operational restrictions. The second main sea port, in the mainland, is Leixões with 20% of all international traffic followed by Lisbon port with 11%. These 3 ports have regular cargo lines, linking Portugal to the North, Central and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Middle East and dedicated train lines to expedite goods.


Cargo rail network in Portugal, includes 4 international railway lines, and is operated by CP. There are 2 main container terminals: one at Bobadela and the other at Leixões. Bobadela terminal is located in the outskirts of Lisbon, with direct connection to the Lisbon harbour. Leixões terminal is located inside of the Leixões harbour. Railway network includes also a logistic chain, with rail-road-ports terminals spread throughout the country to enable the transportation of goods such as construction materials, timber, agro-industrial, coal, cars and vans, fuel, and chemicals. 


Key facts:

Ø       7 international airports

Ø       Daily flights to major cities around the world

Ø       9 main sea ports

Ø       4 international railway lines

Ø       Advanced communication system