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The Port of Tripoli is the second port in Lebanon after the Port of Beirut. It has an approximate area of 3,000,000 m2, with a water area of 2,200,000 m2, a land area of 320,000 m2, and a 420,000 m2 dump area adjacent to the current port, reserved for the future Container Terminal and Free Market Zone (which are under construction). Most shipments carry general goods and dry discharge such as iron, wood, and sugar, various kinds of beans, iron scrap, vehicles, and construction material. The Port of Tripoli also contains a Free Zone with an area of 150,000 m2. The Port is currently undergoing expansion projects, where a new 600 m long berth is being built for container trade, with a rear zone area of 1,200,000 m2. This zone has been approved by the Lebanese Parliament as a free economic zone. The Port of Tripoli is independent both administratively and financially, and is governed by the General Code for Public Institutions according to decree no 4513. The Port is managed by a Board of Directors composed of 5 members elected for 3 years.
The Port of Tripoli has several characteristics mainly: