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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.

Kuwait to rebuild Beirut port grain silos

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 24, 2020 – Local sources have reported that Kuwait is to rebuild Lebanon’s only large grain silo that was...

CMA CGM Group launches “A Humanitarian Ship for Lebanon” campaign to ship emergency humanitarian aid

An international relief initiative to send medical equipment and essential goods and products – August 21, 2020 One of the CMA CGM Group’s ro-ro...

CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd resume services to Beirut port

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 20, 2020 – International shipping companies CMA CGM of France and Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd have resumed services...

Cihat Lokmanoğlu, Chairman, Mersin Chamber of Shipping, comments on Beirut port

Mersin, Turkey (PortSEurope) August 10, 2020 – Speaking to the local Refleks newspaper, Cihat Lokmanoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Mersin Chamber of...

Beirut Container Terminal back in operation

Beirut, (PortSEurope) August 14, 2020 – Four days ago on Monday August 10, the Beirut Container Terminal restarted operations. On the afternoon of 4...

LimakPort Iskenderun International Port ready to help Lebanon

Iskenderun, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 13, 2020 – LimakPort Iskenderun International Port in southeastern Turkey is available to provide any assistance...

A positive surprise: Beirut port container terminal reopens

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 12, 2020 – Container shippers are resuming calls of their ships to Beirut only four days after the explosion there, that...

CMA CGM launches the “A Humanitarian Ship for Lebanon” campaign to ship emergency humanitarian aid

An international charitable initiative to send medical equipment and essential goods and products – August 10, 2020 One of the CMA CGM Group’s ro-ro...

Turkey makes ports available to Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 10, 2020 – Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Lebanon on...

Slovenia provided emergency humanitarian aid to the people of Beirut

The Government of Slovenia has allocated a contribution of €200,000 to Lebanon for emergency humanitarian aid, which is intended for the people of Beirut...

Assistance of Slovenia to Lebanon during the explosion in Beirut

Slovenia decided to allocate a contribution of €200,000 to Lebanon for emergency humanitarian aid and to send an expert to coordinate international aid to...

Analysis – Port of Tripoli must replace destroyed Beirut as entry gate to Lebanon

Tripoli, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 8, 2020 – The second busiest Lebanese port of Tripoli is to take over the functions of Beirut port, obliterated by a...

CMA CGM: Shipments to Lebanon

News – CMA CGM – August 7, 2020 Following the events which took place on August 4 in Beirut causing considerable casualties and material damage,...

Analysis – The aftermath of the Beirut port obliteration

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 7, 2020 – The port of Beirut, Lebanon’s busiest port, is not going to recover for many months after what is...

Beirut explosion calls for attention at lack of port security: The Conversation

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 6, 2020 – The huge explosion in the port of Beirut calls to attention the tremendous consequences of a lack of port...

Tripoli port ready to step up and support supplies to Lebanon

Tripoli, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 5, 2020 – Following the destruction of the port of Beirut yesterday by a giant explosion, Ahmad Tamer,...

Deadly blast at Beirut port

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 5, 2020 – Beirut awoke to scenes of devastation on August 5, following two huge explosions in the port which sent a...

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