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Benghazi Port Reopens after Three Years

By John Lee. Benghazi’s shipping port reopened on Sunday following a three-year closure. The port is used for general cargo, and to import gas and some refined petroleum. It closed in 2014 due to fighting between rival factions. Benghazi's airport reopened in July. (Source: Reuters)

NOC Pre-Qual for Ship Brokerage Services

National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya invites eligible local and international companies specialized in providing “ship brokerage house services”. As part of the Pre-Qualification Stage, Participants will be required to submit Pre-Qualification Submissions in accordance with the provisions of this Invitation requirement, in order to demonstrate their compliance with the Pre-Qualification Requirements. Pre-Qualification Submissions will […]

New Ferry Service to Istanbul and Genoa

By John Lee. Libya's Mithaq Marine has begun freight and passenger services between Tripoli, Istanbul (pictured) and Genoa, according to Libya Herald. Its roll-on-roll-off vessel Ammari arrived in Istanbul on Saturday on its first voyage from Tripoli. Company boss Osama Al-Alem told the Libya Herald that the ship will make three return trips a month to […]

Cargo Imports Down 75%

Cargo imports into Libya have dropped by an estimated 75%, according to ship operators. Loris Trevisan, chief executive of Italian shipping company Med Cross Lines, told The Loadstar: “The volumes from Italy have declined some 75% during the last three months, mostly due to closure of banks in Libya.” This, he said, had resulted in […]

Arrest of Ships in Accordance with Libyan Law

By Dr. Mohamed Karbal,  Managing Partner at Karbal & Co. Despite the current security problems, the Libyan government due to its efforts to rebuild the New Libya, has situated the nation at the apex of a widely-anticipated economic boom of development in all sectors. Prior to the revolution of 2011, Libya’s exports reached $30 billion […]

Royal Navy makes Libyan Waters Safer

British Navy survey ship HMS Echo (pictured) has completed a successful mission to make Libyan waters safer and pass on specialist knowledge to the Libyan Navy. HMS Echo used her sophisticated sonar equipment to map unseen wrecks, reefs and rocks off the Libyan coast and make navigation less hazardous. Significant discoveries included a number of […]