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Beirut

Beirut is a seaport on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and Capital city of Lebanon. Since the 1980s, Lebanon has been experiencing armed conflict involving armed and proxy forces of local factions and neighbouring countries. On August 4, 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port detonated. It caused at least 218 deaths, 7,000 injuries, and $15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless.

At the same time, CMA CGM signed a contact to manage Beirut container terminal which includes an ambitious investment plan. However, the port and country remain in a state of instability.

Recygroup International awarded contract to clear grain from the Port of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) June 20, 2021 – The French environmental engineering company Recygroup International has been awarded a €1.4 million...

CMA CGM most likely to rebuild Beirut port in a project worth €600 million – German multi-billion euro project rejected

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) April 26, 2021 – The over-ambitious $5-7 billion plan with an up-to-20-year construction span of two German companies for the...

Analysis – Could French and German plans to rebuild Beirut port be combined?

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) April 12, 2021 – An ambitious $5-7 billion plan with an up-to-20-year construction period by two German companies wants to...

The Project for a European revival of the Beirut Port and the surrounding area

Beirut, April 9, 2021 The Governor of Beirut,H.E. Mr. Marwan Abboud, the President of the Lebanese German Business Council (LGBC), Mr. Elias Assouad, a...

CMA CGM interested in the reconstruction of Beirut port

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) April 9, 2021 – Joe Dakkak, general manager, CMA CGM Lebanon, and Christine Cabau Woehrel, director in charge of...

Analysis – Germany enters the fray for the reconstruction of the Port of Beirut; What about France, China, Turkey, the USA, Russia, the UAE & Kuwait?

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) April 7, 2021 – Germany is reportedly prepared to submit a proposal for the reconstruction of the port of Beirut, which was...

Demolition recommended for destroyed silos in port of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) April 6, 2021 – A report by the Swiss consultant Amann Engineering GmbH says that the partially-destroyed silos, severely...

Germany set to submit proposal for Beirut port rebuild

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) April 2, 2021 – Local sources in Germany reported this week that Berlin plans to submit a proposal for the reconstruction...

Lebanon’s Tripoli port eyes Gulf markets

Tripoli, Lebanon (PortSEurope) February 2, 2021 – Last Sunday, the Northern Lebanese port of Tripoil received the large container vessel Teno, which is...

France’s Recy group sign recycling study contract with Beirut port

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) January 18, 2021 – The Port of Beirut has signed an agreement with the Rey Group of France to prepare a study on recycling...

CMA CGM to make regular use of Lebanon’s Tripoli port

Tripoli, Lebanon (PortSEurope) January 18, 2021 – The Port Authority of Tripoli has reported that CMA CGM, the French shipping line, will use the port as...

CMA CGM’s new NC Levant Service links Mediterranean ports

Hamburg, Germany (PortSEurope) January 12, 2021 – The arrival of the CMA CGM WHITE SHARK in Hamburg on 9 January 2021 has marked the start of the NC...

UIG pays $1.13 million for grain cargo damaged in Beirut port

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) December 30, 2020 – Ukrainian Insurance Group (UIG) has paid out insurance compensation of $1.33 million for a cargo of...

Beirut port see revenue down over 40% in first ten months

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) November 27, 2020 – In the first 10 months of 2020, Beirut port handled 373,737 containers, a decrease of 42.2% on the same...

Beirut port hires German company to dispose of 49 containers of flammable chemicals

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) November 23, 2020 – The local authorities have contract Bremen-based Combi Lift to remove flammable and highly reactive...

Analysis – France expected to beat China in the race for the Port of Beirut – Hezbollah is the main obstacle

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) October 27, 2020 – Two months after the deadly explosions that destroyed most of Beirut port, Lebanon’s largest, it is...

Over four tonnes of ammonium nitrate found near Beirut port

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) September 4, 2020 – The Lebanese army has stated that a further 4.35 tons of ammonium nitrate has been found in the Port of...

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