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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.

Beirut port sees TEU number nearly halve in March 2020

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) April 30, 2020 – In the month of March 2020, the port of Beirut reported total TEU handling of 35,290, down from 62,217 in...

Five consortia interested in operating Beirut port container terminal

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) March 30, 2020 – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport issued a tender for the concession of Beirut port container...

Beirut port container terminal set for ownership tender, CMA CGM interested

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) March 2, 2020 – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has issued a tender for the concession of Beirut port container...

CMA CGM hopes to win concession for Beirut port container terminal

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) July 29, 2019 – The Port of Beirut (port de Beyrouth) is expected to announce a tender for the concession of a container...

Lebanese Fransabank Representative visits SRCIC in Shanghai

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) July 7, 2019 – Walid Daouk, Board Member of Fransabank Group and former Information Minister of Lebanon, has visited the...

Damietta port attends East Mediterranean Maritime Conference (EMMC 2019)

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) July 3, 2019 – Tarik Shahin, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority joined the East Mediterranean Maritime Conference (EMMC...

Tripoli port challenges container checks in Beirut

Tripoli, Lebanon (Ports Europe) February 16, 2019 – The Chinese news agency Xinhua has reported that Ahmad Tamer, Lebanon’s Tripoli Port Director...

CMA CGM has started its Adrimed service linking Mediterranean ports

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) April 27, 2018 – CMA CGM has started its Adrimed service, which will connect Koper, Piraeus, Limassol, Alexandria, Beirut...

Ranking: leading Mediterranean and Black Sea TEU ports for the period 2005-2017

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) April 8, 2018 – Assoporti, the Italian ports association, has published full statistics for TEU traffic at leading Mediterranean...

Turkish company Arkas Line attracts new business to Terminal Container Ravenna

Ravenna, Italy (Ports Europe) March 11, 2018 – Arkas Container Transport S.A., the Turkish container shipping company, is to start offering weekly...

Beirut wants to develop its port infrastructure for the next twenty years

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) March 6, 2018 – Beirut port saw revenue of $245.1 million 2017, up 0.4% on the previous  year. “The real increase...

Rodolphe Saade discusses CMA CGM in the Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon (Ports Europe) February 9, 2018 – Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM, the French shipper, has given an interview to L’Orient-Le Jour...

Hamburg Süd to use Beirut port as transshipment hub

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) January 19, 2018 – German container shipping company Hamburg Süd is to set up a transshipment hub at the Port of Beirut...

Beirut port sees increased transshipment in 2017

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) January 14, 2018 – Transshipment of goods went up 40% in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the Port Authority of Beirut...

ESA and CMA CGM offer new training certificate in Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) November 25, 2017 – The new certificate in shipping and logistics by l’École supérieure des affaires (ESA) in...

CMA CGM installs logistics storehouse in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) October 12, 2017 – The French CMA CGM group has opened the first logistics storehouse in Lebanon in the Bekaa valley in...

Port of Beirut releases March 2017 TEU traffic details

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) May 3, 2017 – In March 2017: the number of vessels visiting the port increased to 190 from 182 in the previous month. TEUs...

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