Portugal, a country with a rich history of seafaring and discovery, looks out from the Iberian Peninsula onto the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal’s history has had a lasting impact on the culture of the country: Moorish and Oriental influences in architecture and the arts are prominent. Over the past 3 000 years, Portugal has witnessed a constant ebb and flow of civilizations. Phoenician, Greek, Celt, Carthaginian, Roman and Arabic cultures have all left their imprint. In the 15th century, Portugal’s intrepid maritime explorers led by Vasco da Gama discovered new territories, leading to the accumulation of an overseas empire. At home, the university of Coimbra, established in 1290, is one of the oldest in Europe.
Supermaritime Portugal are also the Liner Agents for West-Africa Cargo Services (WACS), a vessel operating company that runs a two-weekly break-bulk and container service between Lisbon and the island of Sao Tomé. The service has been in operation since 2001 with 4 small multipurpose – geared vessels – with a DWT up to 7000ts, which offer a lifting capacity on average of 75 tons (tandem operations).
With a fleet of over 1000 dry van containers, West-Africa Cargo Services is able to offer containerized cargo services for the trade routes to and from Sao Tome (South-bound and North-bound), in addition to its break-bulk cargo services.
The services provided by Supermaritime Lisbon are performed in accordance with the group’s stringent Health, Safety and Environmental policies and the group’s code of conduct and ethics policy, and include:
- Port agency services
- Husbandry Services; airport meet & greet services, accommodation / travel services (incl. visa) and personnel transportation
- Local procurement services / ship’s chandling
- Import and Export Customs clearance services
- Project administration including daily reporting / dedicated project management
Please contact our local staff for more information on our liner service representation or on Port Facilities and Restrictions.