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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Port of Tripoli , Lebanon

Port of Tripoli

Working Member

Port of Tripoli , Lebanon

General Manager of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
Mr. Naeem Bin Ibrahim El-Naeem

Overview

The West Asian nation of Lebanon is one of the most culturally and ethnically rich among the Middle Eastern Countries.

There are about 13 ports in Lebanon owned by the government, however, some are operated and managed by private agencies. They play an important role in driving the economy and significantly add to its GDP. These ports are not only hubs of exchange but also known for their nightlife, cuisine and are popular among tourists, especially from Japan.

Location

Located at the confluence of the Mediterranean Basin and Arabian peninsula

The number of berths in the port is 39, including:

  • General cargo berths-containers and RO-RO berths.
  • Grain and fodder berths.
  • Unpacked cargo berths, cooled cargo berths and general cargo berths.

The depth of sea waters in such berths ranges from 9 up to 14 meters, while its total length is 7837 meters. Such berths are provided with modern equipment and installations for cargo handling and stowage, in addition to carrying it from the port, also forklift and other electronic lifts of different types, some of which are of 3.2.15 tons capacity. Moreover, lifts for unloading grains, receiving dock with a length reaching 4000 meters and the sea depth along the dock ranging between 4.5 and 6 meters.

They are represented in Authorities, associations, councils and administrations working in the field of the Arab Sea Ports facilities.

Berth Properties

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Port Characteristics

Tripoli Port is the second busiest Lebanese port after Beirut. It is just 30 km away from the Syrian border and spans 3,000,000 m2. About 420,000 m2 area adjacent to the port is reserved for the construction of a container terminal and a free market zone that is currently being built.

This port handles goods like iron, wood, sugar, beans, iron scrap, vehicles, and construction material. It is undergoing expansion and a new berth, 600 m long, is being constructed for handling container traffic.

A rear zone area covering 1,200,000 m2 is being built as a free economic zone. The port has 8 conventional berths and 1 container berth. The port equipment includes 4 gantry cranes, 54 mobile cranes with different capacities, reach stackers, 2 trans stainers and 24 forklifts.

Engineering Features

The container yard spans 10,000m to store containers and also offers a cold storage facility. The Main storage Terminal has 4 warehouses, 10 warehouses for storing dry goods and wood, 5 yards for keeping imported cars.
StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Development Plan

The government of Lebanon recognized the importance of ports and has undertaken many port redevelopment projects. After the civil war, the Beirut reconstruction program was launched and it has received much success.

Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Cargo Handling2000000Thousand Tons/Year
Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Containers Handling (TEU)900000TEU/Year
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Draft)14Meters
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Length)300Meters
Container Handling Rate2465TEU/Day
General Cargo Stevedoring Rate38356Tons/Day
Working Hours113974Hour
General Cargo Handled During The Year 20053850Thousand Tons
Containerized Handled Cargo During The Year 20058529Thousand Tons
Dry Bulk Cargo3882Thousand Tons
Liquid Bulk Cargo57Thousand Tons
Number Of Handled TEU During894809Thousand Tons/Container
Number Of Passengers During 2005-Passengers

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