The Port of Beirut
() is the main port in Lebanon
located in the capital city, Beirut
, and is one of the largest and busiest ports on the Eastern Mediterranean
. The Port of Beirut
and Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
are the main ports of entry into the country.
The port is operated and managed by the Gestion et exploitation du port de Beyrouth (GEPB)
, which is French
for Port Authority of Beirut
. Container terminal operations are subcontracted to a private consortium called the Beirut Container Terminal Consortium (BCTC)
Since the end of the Lebanese Civil War
in 1990, the port has gone through a major updating and expansion program with the rehabilitation of existing port facilities, the construction of new administration buildings, and the construction of a new container terminal.
It's an important gateway for transporting freight to Syria
, and the Gulf States
The Port of Beirut has a total area of 1,200,000m<sup>2</sup> and has 4 basins
, 16 quays
, and a new container terminal
at quay 16 capable of handling per year.
The Free Zone
includes three industrial buildings with warehouses covering a total area of 32,400m<sup>2</sup> and a commercial building with 46 duty free
shops covering an area of 11,200m<sup>2</sup>. In 2007, the Logistic Free Zone (LFZ) was established containing several logistics warehouses where goods can... Read More