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Libya

Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa between Tunisia and Egypt. The Mediterranean Sea forms its Northern border. The de facto capital is port-city of Tripoli and the other major city is Benghazi, also a port. The country is experiencing widespread protests and clashes, as the country’s public services worsen with chronic power cuts. the country has rival administrations and no stable government. (Updated 04.07.2022)

Two Russian Navy ships visit Tobruk naval base in Libya

Tobruk, Libya (Ports Europe) June 21, 2024 – Two Russian Navy ships, escorted by two submarines, have made an official stop at the Tobruk naval base in...

Can the U.S. build a deepwater port in Libya’s Susah?

Susah, Libya (Ports Europe) June 3, 2024 – U.S. investment in Libya’s long-delayed Mediterranean Sea deepwater commercial port of Susah, one of the deepest...

Russian oil refinery in Libyan port

Tobruk, Libya (Ports Europe) May 15, 2024 – The eastern Libya government, controlled by General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, who is fighting against...

Russia beefs up military presence in Libya, Africa

Tobruk, Libya (Ports Europe) May 15, 2024 – An investigation by the independent Russian website Verstka, the U.S. government funded Radio Free Europe/Radio...

Libya’s Port of Benghazi receives dredging equipment from Turkey

Benghazi, Libya (Ports Europe) May 12, 2024 – Last week, the Benghazi Municipality announced the arrival of equipment to dredge Benghazi Free Zone port....

Tarros, Messina in new connections with Italy, Libya and Egypt

Salerno, Italy (Ports Europe) May 2, 2024 – Tarros group launches the new LEX service, connecting the ports of Salerno, Genoa, La Spezia, Tripoli,...

New container line from Sfax to Morocco, Spain and Libya

Sfax, Tunisia (Ports Europe) March 4, 2024 – A regular container line from Tunisia’s Mediterranean port of Sfax to Morocco, Spain and Libya has been...

Libya British Business Council visits Tripoli, Zliten and Misrata

Tripoli, Libya (Ports Europe) February 27, 2024 – The Libya British Business Council (LBBC) has organised a business delegation to visit Tripoli, Zliten...

Update: Can Russia add Libya’s Tobruk port to Tartus in Syria?

Tobruk, Libya (Ports Europe) February 4, 2024 – Fears are growing in Italy that Russia will base nuclear submarines at a planned naval port in eastern...

Libyan port of Misrata handles largest cargo ship yet

Misrata, Libya (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – Misrata Free Zone (MFZ), linked to the Port of Misrata, handled the largest container ship yet handled...

Update: Libya denies oil export via new port in Egypt

Tripoli, Libya (Ports Europe) January 10, 2024 – Mohammed Oun, oil and gas minister in the officially recognised, Tripoli-based Libyan government, said...

Port of Castellón inaugurates new Libya service

Castellón, Spain (Ports Europe) January 4, 2024 – The Port of Castellón has received a ship which inaugurates a new regular line with Libya from the...

China Harbour signs MoU with Misrata Free Zone, Libya

Tripoli, Libya (Ports Europe) November 21, 2023 – China Harbour Engineering Company has signed an agreement with the Misrata Free Zone in Libya. The...

Libya seeks port development for Africa and Europe

Tripoli, Libya, (Ports Europe) November 20, 2023 – The Prime Minister of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has called for the development of the...

Can Russia add Libya’s Tobruk port to its Tartus port in Syria?

Tobruk, Libya (PortSEurope) November 7, 2023 – Russia’s ambitions to control Libya’s deepwater ports of Tobruk and Derna is again on the agenda of...

Libya to connect with Medusa submarine cable project

Tripoli, Libya (PortSEurope) November 6, 2023 – Last week, Libya International United Telecommunications Company (LUIC) and the Medusa Company signed a...

Update: Port of Derna is safe for ships

Derna, Libya (Ports Europe) September 17, 2023 – Ships and tugboats can enter and operate in the port of flood-stricken Derna, the Libyan National Unity...

Libyan port city of Derna devasted by a massive storm

Derna, Libya (Ports Europe) September 13, 2023 – The Libyan port city of Derna (Darna) has been devasted by a massive storm last Sunday which caused dams...

Turkey rumoured to have 99-year lease for Libya’s Khoms port

Khoms, Libya (Ports Europe) August 18, 2023 – Based on unconfirmed reports, Turkish TV channel TGRT said that Turkey leased the port of Khoms (Al-Khums) in...

Update: First Iranian ship in 10 years docks Libya’s Misrata

Misrata, Libya (PortSEurope) July 17, 2023 – For the first time in 10 years, an Iranian ship docked at Libya’s Mediterranean Sea port of Misrata, the...

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