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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Port of Misrata/ Qasr Ahmed, Libya

Port of Misrata

Working Member

Port of Misrata/ Qasr Ahmed, Libya

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

Overview

Also known as the Qar Ahmed port, Due to the port’s favourable geographical location and infrastructural development undertaken by the government, it is one of the busiest ports in Libya linked with major maritime trade routes of the world.

Location

it is one of the most crucial ports of Libya situated just 250 km from 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 located in an industrial region housing manufacturing units, steelworks and a power station. The major cargoes handled at the port include grains, iron ore, livestock mainly sheep, containerised goods, petroleum products, oil, construction equipment, light machinery etc. In 2017, Misrata port received more than 700 cargo laden vessels carrying 105,600 TEU and 661,400 million tonnes of bulk and breakbulk.

Engineering Features / Productivity Features

The port comprises 7 berths for handling containers with a total length of 1500 m, a draft of 11 m, two silo berths covering 400 m, and a ro-ro berth. It also has a free trade zone built in the late 1990s spanning 250 hectares. The port is undergoing expansion for constructing 8 berths with a length of 2000 m and a 12 m draft to enhance the port’s annual container handling capacity to five million.

Port equipment is in workable condition and includes 11 shore cranes, 3 gantries, 4 mobile cranes, 23 reach stackers and 40 forklifts. Misrata port also boasts gigantic storage space including open storage spanning more than 55 hectares, 10 warehouses covering 68,000 m2, 2-grain storage tanks with a 50,000 million tonne capacity and 550 reefer points. The port does not have a cold storage facility.

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

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