Located on Beirut’s northern Mediterranean coast, Port Beirut is one of the most important ports on the Eastern Mediterranean. With its area of 1.2 million square meters, including 16 quays and 4 basins, Port Beirut is one of the largest ports of the area, and handles the brunt of cargo coming into the Mediterranean and Middle East, to countries such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and the Gulf States.
Port Beirut accepts approximately 5.8 million tons annually, about 994,000 TEU in container volume. A big portion of the port’s imports include textiles and construction equipment, including all types of excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and tractor trailers, which the Beirut Container Terminal Consortium handles, among other container terminal operations.
A few notable features of Port Beirut include:
- Although there are 16 quays in Port Beirut, the 16th is the most utilized because of its new container terminal. This terminal is capable of handling 745,000 TEU per year.
- The port underwent many important renovations and expansions after the Lebanese Civil War in 1990.
- Port Beirut lacks a rail connection, but the future reinstatement of the rail system in Lebanon will provide a railway link to the port.
- Because of the high volume of cargo accepted, the Beirut Container Terminal Consortium now utilizes the older quays for the smaller incoming container ships when quay 16 is in use.
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