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Beirut Port (LBBEY)

Port Code LBBEY City Beirut
Port Name BEIRUT Country/Region Lebanon
Category Port City Route EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Beirut Port (LBBEY)

Overview:

      Lebanon commercial port.It is located in the middle of the country, the middle of the coast and the north of the port city.It is 48 nautical miles from Tripoli in the north, 97 nautical miles from Latakia port, 131 nautical miles from lemesos port in the West and 222 nautical miles from port said in the southwest.It is located on the northeast coast of the Western Turkistan peninsula. Three harbors are formed by the Continental Bank and the North extending jetty, and protected by the long breakwater extending from the Western Continental Bank to the northeast.The first harbor (old harbor) has three berths with a water depth of 3-8 meters. The total length of the dock line is 700 meters, which is used for 1000 ton ships;The top of No. 1 jetty is 183 meters long and the water depth is 11 meters. It is No. 4 berth.In the second harbor basin, the water depth of the third wall is 8.0-10.5 meters, and the total length of the wharf line is 810 meters. Xibi No.5 berth is used for ocean going passenger ships, and other berths are used for groceries;The top of No.2 jetty is 200 meters long and 13 meters deep. It is a bulk grain berth. There are 105 thousand tons of granaries on the jetty, the third harbor basin. The water depth of the three walls is 10.5-13.0 meters. The total length of the jetty line is 1130 meters. It is a fully reliable ocean going freighter. Two containers are used for loading and unloading, and the other one is used for RO ro ship.Since the 1980s, the civil war in Lebanon has continued, affecting the port business.

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Summary of LBBEY

Beirut Port (port code: LBBEY) is the primary port of the Lebanon and one of the busiest ports in the eastern Mediterranean region. Situated between Nahr Beirut and Ras Beirut, 3.5 nautical miles west, it is considered the gateway to the Middle East.
Covering an area of 120 hectares, the port has 4 basins divided into 16 quays, with new deep-water container berths in operation. There are 12 warehouses in the port, including our warehouses for general cargo that cover 2.6 hectares, three warehouses for cargo consolidation that cover an area of two hectares, three warehouses for automobiles that cover a total area of 1.8 hectares, a two-acre open warehouse for cars and heavy-load engines and a 1.3-acre warehouse for hazardous goods.
The port handles more than 5.7 million tons of cargo and 527,200TEU annually. Principal exports leaving this port are cereals, fruit, vegetables, wool, cement and other manufactured goods. Main imports entering this port include industrial and manufactured goods, timber, iron and petroleum products.
Each year approximately 2,100 vessels and 2,700 passengers call at this port. The port has facilities for handling most types of vessels including general cargo, containers, bulk carriers and tankers. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 74%; and tankers, taking up around 15.5%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 367 meters. The maximum draught is 15.4 meters. The maximum deadweight is 160,200t.

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