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Active Members

Port of Al Khoms/khums, Libya

Port of AlKhams

Working Member

Port of Al Khoms/khums, Libya

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

Overview

The nearby port area was once the capital of the Roman province in Africa and hence since the discovery of stunning roman ruins, it has become a famous tourist destination.

Location

The port of Al Khoms also known as Al khums is situated on the Libyan coastline east of the capital Tripoli.

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

It is a medium-sized port dealing with bulk ships, containerised goods, livestock, automobiles apart from oil and chemicals. In 2017, the port was visited by 445 ships and handled 49,000 TEU and 80,000 bulk cargo. As per news reports, it is one of the few Libyan ports that has not suffered the disastrous consequences of civil war in terms of long term port blockages and destruction of equipment due to bombarding.

Engineering Features / Productivity Features

The port’s navigation channel has a depth of 15.5 m and an anchorage depth of 10 to 11 m. It comprises 20 berths; 5 for handling conventional cargo, 3 for containers and the rest are dedicated to oil, petroleum and chemicals. Each berth measures 100 to 450 m with drafts of 9 to 10 m respectively.

An organised facility, it also has 10 storage yards covering 15 hectares including a main storage area and a paved space for keeping bagged goods and containers.

No closed storage space and warehouses are available at Al khums however it offers cold storage facility and 530 reefer stations. The port offers services such as bunkering, ship repair and maintenance for smaller vessels.

Operator: Socialist Company For Ports.
Port Activity: general cargo and containers.
Communications: VHF:   Ch 16 and with the pilot station on Ch 08, 10 and 12.
Location: Lat: 32:41 N , 14:15 E.
Max 12M. Dock density: 1025. Charts: BA 3353.
Anchorage: according to instructions: obtainable in a depth of 10m, rock, with Ras al-Wazif light bearing 272° at a distance of 880m.
Wharf operated by Khoms power station reaches 1,500m NNE from coast.

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

Services: barges, tugs, fresh water and bunkering (on advance request), medical facilities are available in the town, garbage disposal must be arranged by the port authority.

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

AddressP.O.Box: 2342, Misrata, Libya
Telephone+218 (51) 627910 / 15
+218 (51) 614577
FAX
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