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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Marsa-El Brega port/ Al-braiga

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Working Member

Marsa-El Brega port/ Al-braiga

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

Overview

It is a major oil handling facility in Libya and a huge

Oil refinery owned by Sirte oil

enterprise is situated near the port. The Sirte Company has controlled the port facilities since the late 1990s.

During the world war period, this was just a tiny fishing village however after the war ended, it developed as Libya’s first oil pipeline was laid here. The port facility was built in the mid-90s and comprised a pier and floating wharves for oil carriers and tankers. It became operational in 1961 after which a natural gas manufacturing unit and an ammonia processing unit were established. Presently, it is known as the country’s major petrochemical port, connected with Tripoli and neighbouring regions, Cairo, Egypt etc.

Location

This port facility is situated on the Gulf of Sidra at the southern end of the Mediterranean sea close to Bengazi port

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

The port handles exports of oil, petrochemical goods and also general cargo. It is frequented by 300 ships every year and can accommodate vessels measuring more than 200 m with a maximum draft of 10 m, weighing around 250,000 DWT.

The port is divided into the western harbour and the eastern harbour. The former has a dry cargo handling berth spanning 150 m while the latter has a urea berth stretching 200 m. The cargo pier can accommodate ships weighing 50,000 DWT and is adjacent to the ro-ro handling facility. The port comprises 3 tanker terminals for handling oil, LNG and acids such as sulfuric acid. The oil berths can handle the world’s biggest oil carriers. Two separate berths on the western port area spanning 350 m, capable of accommodating ships weighing up to 50,000 DWT are utilised for handling shipments of ammonia, naphtha, and methanol.

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
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

Contact

AddressOffice d'Exploitation du Port de Tripoli
Telephone+961.6.220180
FAX
Email Addressinfo@oept.gov.lb