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Port Overview

Port of Misrata, also known as Port of Qasr Ahmed, is one of the most important ports in Libya due to its location and developed equipment. It is a commercial port serving Misrata city and the neighbouring cities, and it has been ranked as one of the best-operated seaports in Libya. The port has become a main destination for many international transport lines. The port capacity is 6,000,000 mt per year, with a maximum draft of 11m and a total berth lenght of 3,550m. The port includes a free zone established in 1978, with a total area of 300 ha. The port receives different types of commodities such as food, livestock, containers, petroleum and oil products. The port is currently under a process of development and modernization with the objective of constructing additional berths with a total length of 2,250m, draft of 13m, to be able to receive 4 million containers per year. 

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Libya

Province or District

Misrata

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Misrata city

Distance: 12 km

Port's Complete Name

Misrata Seaport

Latitude

32.360844

Longitude

15.220290

Port Authority

Libyan Ports Company

Management Contact Person

Ezzeddin Alhussein Zableh

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Misrata Airport

  1. Libyan Airlines
  2. Afriqiyah Airways
  3. Buraq Air
  4. Libyan Wings

Port Picture

  

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

The Port of Misrata is managed and operated by The Misrata Free Zone.

For information on Port of Misrata contact details, please see the following link: 4.3 Libya Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Generally, the port working hours are Saturday to Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 am for handling and ground operations, and 24/7 for marine operations.

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Rainy Season

N/A

Major Import Campaigns

N/A

Handling Figures for 2017

Vessel Calls

784

Container Traffic (TEUs)

105,636.00

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2017

Bulk (MT)

661,375.00

Break bulk (MT)

976,284.24

*Tonnage includes container weight, net weight is not available.

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information about port rates and charges, visit the Misrata Free Zone website.

20 ft container40 ft container
100.00 LYD200.00 LYD

Costs exclude storage services.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

NA

  

 

Container Berth

7

1,400m

11

10A, 11, 11A, 12, 13, 14, 16

Silo Berth

2

400m

11

4, 5

Berthing Tugs

5

 11

 

Water Barges

 

 

11

These services are provided by shipping agencies.

For more information on available berths visit the Misrata Free Zone website. 

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

10A, 11, 11A, 12,13,14

Exports - Bagged Cargo

10A, 11, 11A, 12,13,14

Imports and Exports - RoRo

1,2,7

Port Handling Equipment

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes

11

3 of 100mt and 8 of 60mt

Container Gantries

Yes

2

2 of STC 45mt

Mobile Cranes

Yes

1

 

Reachstacker

Yes

22

 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

Yes

4

 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

Yes

3

 

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

Yes

43

 

Container Facilities

Facilities

 

Container Facilities Available

Open storage yards of 60 ha

Container Freight Station (CFS)

6

Refrigerated Container Stations

NA

Other Capacity Details

Covered storage warehouses of 67,500m2.

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

Max. capacity is 3,000 containers (20/40 ft.)

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

500 connection points for 20/40 ft.

Emergency Take-off Capacity

3,000 containers (20/40 ft.) per day

Customs Guidance

According to the national legislation, all humanitarian cargo is exempted from duties and taxes. The exemption letter/certificate should be obtained from MOFA and sent to the port authority prior to shipment arrival. Once the customs clearance agent provides all clearance documents and finalizes the normal process, the shipment will be temporarily released and transported (the shipment would be escorted by customs police) to the organization’s warehouse.  Normally it takes 1-3 working days to temporarily clear the shipment.

The warehouse will be closed and sealed until the Food and Drug Control Centre tests the commodities and confirms the compliance of the shipment with Libyan standards, thus, issuing the final release.

The port customs working hours are Saturday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Customs can keep running with limited activities out of the working hours and holidays, based on the need.

Documentation for the Duties and Taxes Exemption Certificate

The following documents are required to apply for the Duties and Taxes Exemption Certificate for humanitarian cargo.

-  1x original and 1x copy of Bill of Lading

-  1x original commercial invoice certified by the Chamber of Commerce in English

-  1x original Certificate of Origin, certified by the Chamber of Commerce, translated into Arabic and legalized by the respective Embassy

-  1x master packing list

- 1x detailed packing-list

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

RORO facilities: berth and storage area are available.

 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

The available handling option at the port is to discharge grain and bulk directly to trucks or any mobile tanks to store outside of the port.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

There are nine warehouses with total a total storage area of 67,000 m²

Open storage yards have an area of 60 hectares.

A silo with available capacity up to 40,000mt.

 

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

6

67,500 m2

Refrigerated Cargo

Up to 500 units

 

General Cargo

 

60 ha

Hinterland Information

All cleared items are moved out of the port by private trucks. The trucks are categorized by size and type, are assigned with a sequence number, and all are recorded in a waiting list. The trucks movement process is managed by the Union of Trucks

Port Security

The port has 24/7 security guards at the main gates and patrol boats. The port is equipped with surveillance cameras covering storage areas. The risk of vessels conducting unofficial operations at the port is assessed to be low.

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

2

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

Yes