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Portline Transportes Marítimos Internacionais, SA., often simply called Portline is a Portuguese shipping company. The company has diverse business activities, including dry dulk, containerised, and break-bulk cargo shipping, shipping agency, forwarding and logistics services, ship management and manning, ship brokerage and chartering, and a container depot service.
The company was originally state-owned and was privatized in 1991. The Portline fleet has a capacity of close to 1,000,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT), consisting of bulk carriers and container ships in the capesize, panamax and supramax, and other size classes.
The company's general cargo services operate primarily in Europe, reaching to Cape Verde, The Canary Islands, West Africa, and Brazil. Its bulk cargo service, which includes coal, ore, fertilizer and grain, serves markets in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The Portline fleet consists of 16 ships. Of these, 10 are bulk carriers and 6 are container ships. The bulker section of the fleet has 2 Capesize ships, 2 Panamax ships, and 6 Supramax ships.
As of 2008, the fleet has ships ranging from 3 to 16 years of age with an average age of over 9 years. Its oldest vessels are the MV Carouge and MV Port Douro built in 1992. Its newest vessels are the MV Florinda I and MV Sabrina I built in 2005.
In terms of deadweight tonnage, the combined fleet has a capacity of 848,449 DWT. The two largest vessels are the bulkers MV Carouge and MV Ina at 176,423 DWT and 149,383 DWT respectively. At the other end of the size spectrum, the company operates four small ships under 10,000 DWT: the MV Adee, MV Christina I, MV Port Douro, and the MV Port Tejo. The average capacity is just over 53,000 DWT fleetwide.
- Portline 2008, About Us.
- Portline 2008, Fleet.
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- Portline (2008). "About Us". Portline Transportes Marítimos Internacionais, SA. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
- Portline (2008). "Fleet". Portline Transportes Marítimos Internacionais, SA. Retrieved 2008-05-04.