Welcome to the site of TCL - Terminal de Contentores de Leixões, S.A., (Leixões Container Terminal), concessionaire of all the container handling in the port of Leixões.
TCL has begun its operational activity in May 2000. From that date on, exploration of this activity has been transferred to the private sector, following a concession process held by Leixões Port Authority.
TCL is committed in assuring the efficiency of the operations at the terminal, in order to satisfy the fluidness requirements on the cargo handling, imposed by the Market. Hence, the investment in human resources and technology have been TCL’s priority.
The Port of Leixões, and accordingly, its Container Terminal, is an integral part of the European port system, carrying through an important role in the Atlantic façade of the Iberian Peninsula where it stands for as the most important inter-regional structure, being a reference for the supply chains operating in this area.
The Container Terminal is oriented to the Short Sea Shipping, with special incidence on the "feeder” component. This has enabled the sustained growth of TCL, not neglecting, however, its mission of creating attractive conditions for both "Deep Sea” lines and Added-Value Operations, imposed by the new logistics born from globalisation.