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CMA CGM To Make Regular Use Of Lebanon’s Tripoli Port

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

Source: BCTC
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 its primary location in the Eastern Mediterranean, reports the National News agency of Lebanon. Two of the company’s services will connect with the port. The first maritime line, Med Express, calls at the ports of Hamad (Qatar), Jabal Ali (Emirates),
Karachi (Pakistan), Nhava Shava (India), Kessandra (India), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Tripoli (Lebanon), Paraius (Greece), Malta and Genoa (Italy). The second, Megam, passes through the ports of Jabal Ali (Emirates), Hamad (Qatar), Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Jubail (Saudi Arabia), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Port Said (Egypt), Tripoli (Lebanon) and Mersin (Turkey). These two routes will include the port of Tripoli for local cargo and transshipment services, and will increase the monthly rate of container ships visiting the port from 12 vessels to 22 vessels. Tripoli port’s administration said that the adoption of the two lines “is a clear indication of the great confidence that the port’s advanced services has given to international companies; the port of Tripoli is an attractive maritime and logistical commercial attraction for them.” Tripoli port’s administration affirmed that the adoption of the two lines “is a clear indication of the great confidence that the port’s advanced services has given to international companies; the port of Tripoli is an attractive maritime and logistical commercial attraction for them.” After explosions on August 4 at Beirut port, it was widely believed that the port was to all intents and purposes inoperable. This initial view was proved wrong and the Lebanese authorities now claim that 12 of the 16 portals at the port are now operational. By August 20, international shipping companies CMA CGM of France and Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd both resumed services at the port of Beirut. The second of two explosions killed over 170 people, injured around 6,000 and left over 300,000 homeless. Nevertheless, Beirut, and more widely Lebanon, remains largely in a ruinous state. The damage caused by the explosions, the ongoing political paralysis and the the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis have together effectively suspended business and economic progress. Analysis – Port of Tripoli must replace destroyed Beirut as entry gate to Lebanon gives more detailed information on this subject. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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