We are key partners in the mobility of the Portuguese.

Message from the President

António Nunes de Sousa
António Nunes de Sousa

Highways and the challenges of a sustainable future

At the start of a new year, in which APCAP hosts the presidency of the European association ASECAP, and with the hope that this will be the year of post-pandemic economic and social recoveries, it is important to rethink ambitions for the coming period.

APCAP has just turned over 20 years of existence, during which it has put into service more than 3,600 kilometres of high-capacity and high-quality routes, keeping high standards of operation and maintenance and decisively contributing to the mobility of the Portuguese and the country's economic and social development in recent decades.

The main role of the road infrastructure in mobility in Portugal and also in Europe cannot be forgotten and will be fundamental for us to reach the ambitious goals launched by the European Union in terms of carbon-free gas emissions in 2050.

The path we are preparing is based on three fundamental pillars: Promoting Road Safety, Contributing to Combating Climate Change and Promoting Sustainable Mobility.

Road safety challenges remain at the order of the day. We cannot aspire to be more sustainable if we do not drastically reduce the number of victims that occur in road infrastructure, even though highways are much safer than simple roads or city environments.

The fight against climate changes should be done with the implementation of greener, safer and innovative transport, preparing the infrastructure for alternative fuels. But it is also very important to adapt our assets to climate change and increase their resilience to more violent natural phenomena.

Finally, the acceleration of the digital transition and sustainability in our operations will allow the integration of new types of mobility in our network and the complementarity with other modes of transport, namely autonomous.

We are ready for these transformations, which will lead us to a more sustainable Europe, believing that our industry should play a very important and comprehensive role in the mobility of the future.

Object of the Association

Defend and promote the general interests of its members before any domestic, community or international institutions

Study and issue opinions of common interest to concessionaires of motorways or bridges with tolls, in particular on technical, administrative, financial, legal and tax matters, and to promote research and development activities within the scope of its members’ business

Promote research and development actions within the scope of the members' activity, using Permanent Technical Committees where all members can be represented and in collaboration with the relevant institutional stakeholders

Pronounce on public communication policies, on topics of common interest and prepare the response to OCS whenever requested

Promote the development of international, non-commercial relations, and represent the association in international industry forums

Disclose to associates all national and international information deemed of interest to them and promote APCAP's response to the collection and updating of statistical information from the sector

Association Boards

The governing bodies are in the 2022-2024 term. The board of directors is composed of 9 members representing all associates with voting rights.

Luís Miguel Cortes Martins

Chairman

António Henrique Duarte de Oliveira

Secretary

António Nunes de Sousa​

Chairman

António Silva Rosa​

Directors

Manuel de Sousa Pereira

Directors

Augusto Fontes de Carvalho

Directors

João Brito Portela​

Directors

José Sousa Revés

Directors

Daniel Pinto da Silva​

Directors

Rufino Del Rio Aparício

Directors

Simão Santos Pereira

Directors

Bruno Cunha Leal

Chairman

Frederico Lobato de Melo

Directors

Deloitte & Associados SROC

Directors

Rui Manteigas

General Secretary