Past to present

Técnicas de Contentorização, Lda (TEC Portugal) is dedicated to the design and manufacturing of lifting equipments for general and container cargo, for the port and logistic industry and also for ships.

Founded in 1990, TEC Portugal succeeds to the company António Germino, Lda, specialized in the manufacturing of naval accessories (blocks, tackles, shackles, wire ropes and accessories, winches, etc.), fishing vessels and lifting accessories since 1925.

At the beginning of the century, available technology had then some mechanical component in the products but still relied a lot in manual labor.

With the international commerce having the need to reduce the transit times from factory to customer, the container appears on the shipping and logistics industry as the mean of transport  - a steel box with standardized dimensions - which allowed to optimize the void spaces in the vessel's hull and deck and reduce the transit times between the origin and the destination of the cargo.

TEC Portugal followed the containerization phenomenon and launches itself on the Portuguese and PALOP (African countries with Portuguese based language) market, the lashing components for containers and general cargo, as well as the container spreaders.

Because not all cargo is containerizable, TEC Portugal designs and manufactures lifting equipments for general cargo, such as lifting beams and spreaders and it manufactures the lifting accessories of which are incorporated on the manufactured lifting beams.


To act in a safe, with social and environmental responsibility, on the activity of lifting equipments for general and containerized cargo, on the national and international markets, supplying products and services suitable the needs of our customers, contributing for the development of our country and also the countries to where we export.

We are a reference company on the innovation and development of products for lifting and lashing equipments, which allows the optimization and profitability of the port operations of our customers.

TCF – Treat customer fairly

We create and maintain benefic and mutual long term relations with our customers.

We promote an environment of thrust, honesty, transparency and innovation..




TEC-PORTUGAL, has an outstanding and excellent geographic localization, supported by a modern infrastructures access (By land, sea, rail and air), located in the industrial outskirts of the city of Barreiro (30 Km south of the Capital, Lisbon), where the future container terminal facility will be built.

In addition to the above mentioned, our company production and shipping plant, lies within a radius of 30 km of major ports of call of the cities of Lisbon and Setubal, this last one with history

and tradition in maritime cargo activities.