Beirut

General information

Name:
Beirut
Country:
Lebanon
UN/Locode:
LBBEY
Local time:
Vessels in Port:
29
Expected Vessels:
26
Berths:
2
Coordinates:
N 35° 32' E 033° 54'

Vessels in port

Name
Type
Arrived
Cargo Ship
19.10. 15:59
Cargo Ship
19.10. 05:51
Cargo Ship
19.10. 18:48
Cargo Ship
19.10. 09:37
Cargo Ship
19.10. 08:14
Cargo Ship
19.10. 07:36
Tanker
19.10. 06:39
Cargo Ship
19.10. 05:08
Tanker
18.10. 17:26
Cargo Ship
18.10. 15:59

Expected Vessels

Name
Type
Expected
Passenger Ship
20.10. 04:30
Cargo Ship
20.10. 08:00
Cargo Ship
20.10. 13:00
Cargo Ship
21.10. 03:00
Unclassified
21.10. 08:00
Cargo Ship
21.10. 12:00
Cargo Ship
21.10. 14:00
Cargo Ship
21.10. 21:00
Cargo Ship
22.10. 00:00
Cargo Ship
22.10. 17:00

Sailed Vessels

Name
Type
Sailed
Cargo Ship
19.10. 21:42
Cargo Ship
19.10. 19:01
Cargo Ship
19.10. 18:51
Cargo Ship
19.10. 14:39
Cargo Ship
19.10. 14:31
Cargo Ship
19.10. 10:34
Tanker
19.10. 21:39
Cargo Ship
19.10. 21:20
Cargo Ship
19.10. 18:48
Tanker
19.10. 07:36

Latest news

Plan to fill Port of Beirut’s Basin 4 sparks controversy

Tue Dec 16 08:51:50 CET 2014 arnekiel

A plan by the Beirut Port’s Port Authority to fill the facility’s fourth basin has caused an uproar among truckers and port workers, who say the project is illegal and will cost hundreds of people their jobs. A lawsuit has been filed against the Port Authority as workers claim the project violates a presidential decree. But the Port Authority argues that the move is part of a necessary expansion for the future of the facility. The plan to fill the fourth basin is the second phase in a wider project to create more space for container storage at the port. The first stage, completed last year, involved a major extension of Quai 16. The long-term goal is to make the Beirut Port a transshipment hub, a facility which expedites transport by allowing large shipping lines to drop off containers that are later distributed by smaller vessels. Annual container traffic at the port has increased from 300,000 to 1 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit or more commonly known as 20-footlong containers) over the course of 10 years. This was partly driven by the closure of Syria’s ports due to the ongoing conflict. Shipping lines pay the Port Authority $1.50/day to store containers, so there has been an increase in revenue due to the traffic. Today containers make up 70-80 percent of cargo coming into the port. The head of the Beirut Port Authority Hasan Kraytem said the uptick was part of a global trend. “All over the world these have become the favorite way of moving shipments,” Kraytem told The Daily Star. “Much of the cargo that used to come in general cargo … today is coming in containers.” But the port’s truckers, ship chandlers and shipping agents make a living off of noncontainer traffic, i.e. general cargo. Source: The Daily Star

Lebanon enacts boycott regulations that prohibit/restrict free trade with Israel

Mon Nov 18 11:57:41 CET 2013 arnekiel

As a result of the Arab-Israeli conflict, some Arab states, including Lebanon, have enacted a number of boycott regulations that prohibit/restrict free trade with Israel and Israeli interests. Under these boycott regulations, vessels who call at Israeli ports are at risk of being blacklisted and prohibited from entry to Arab ports. In Lebanon, blacklisted vessels are usually detained and fined. Members trading with Lebanese ports should obtain a written certificate from the Arab Boycott Bureau of Israel’s Beirut Office confirming that the vessel is not blacklisted. This requirement has now become compulsory and it is important for Members to obtain said certificate in advance of the vessel’s call to Lebanon to enable them to take whatever pre-emptive measure is necessary in case the vessel is blacklisted. Source: WoE

Syrian war helps Beirut port boost Lebanon economy

Wed Aug 28 16:47:36 CEST 2013 arnekiel

At the Port of Beirut, three trucks hauling yellow and orange containers wait for cranes to load their cargo onto a Liberian-flagged ship recently arrived from the Saudi port of Jeddah and headed for Greece. About 2,200 such vehicles enter the port daily, twice the number at the start of the year, and the multicolored containers are stacked up five high rather than three. While Lebanon’s growth has suffered during the 2 1/2 year conflict next door in Syria, port traffic has risen as traders avoid risky overland transit. Domestic demand also is increasing as Lebanon absorbs 1.2 million Syrians fleeing their war-torn country. “Compared to the many negatives of what’s happening in Syria and the impact on the Lebanese economy, the increase in port activity is one of the positive consequences,” said Jihad Azour, a former Lebanese finance minister who’s now vice president of advisory firm Booz & Co. in Beirut. The port, which services carriers including AP Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container line, Mediterranean Shipping Co SA and CMA CGM SA, saw a 24 percent jump in revenue during the first six months of this year from 2012, according to its website.International Port Management, the group overseeing the company running the terminal, will complete an expansion by November, lifting capacity by as much as 60 percent. “The port is severely congested,” Chairman Ammar Kanaan said in an interview in Beirut. “It’s like placing 20 people in a car that fits five.” More at http://www.yalibnan.com/2013/08/28/syrian-war-helps-beirut-port-boost-lebanon-economy/

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