·   Latitude: 32° 07' N Longitude: 020° 03' E

·   Time Zone: GMT +2 Max. Draft: 8.53 m UNCTAD code:   LYBEN

·   Location: Benghazi is situated on the NE coast of the Gulf of Sidra.

·   General overview: Main exports include sheep, wool, hides, goat, hair fabrics and wool rugs. Imports include foodstuffs, tobacco, textiles, pottery and chemical products.

·   Max LOA 200 m and draft 10.53m

·   Total area of Port: 4,400,000 m²

·   The port has a 22’ high beacon with a range of 17 nautical miles

Pre-arrival Information

·   ETA's: Notice of ETA should be sent 24 hours prior to arrival.

·   Radio: VHF: Benghazi Port Radio, VHF Ch 16.

·   Pontoon Berths: Formed by 3 steel pontoons and used by small charge cargoes directly onto trucks for delivery to consignee. Max LOA 60m,   draft 4.3m. In addition 3 buoy berths are available where vessels work cargo using lighters.

·   Container berths: Containers are worked alongside the general berths.

·   Tanker berths: There are 2 berths used for tankers. A buoy berth at the N end of Rasif Juliana vessels up to LOA 107m, draft 7.3m. A quay 229m in length in the Outer Harbour can accommodate tankers up to 7.3m draft.

·   Ro-Ro berths: Ro-Ro vessels can be accommodated.

·   Facilities: 2 floating cranes with an 80 mt lift and several 30 mt mobile cranes available

·   Storage: 8 transit sheds provide 17,500 m² of covered storage, ample open storage area available

·   Barges: Lighters available to work cargo though from Oct until the end of April no lighter age work in the roadstead is possible due to the heavy swell that occurs.



Performance Type 


Vessels Calls

470 Vessel


Container traffic (TEU's)

156275 / TEU


Total Cargo Handling (mt)

2,500,304 MT


Total Annual Capacity of the Port





Capacity Type 

Bulk (mt/year) 

Container (TEU's/year) 

Conventional (mt/year) 

Export activity of the Port

670 MT/2012

45800 TEU/2012


Import activity of the port

2,375,304 MT/2012

110,400 TEU /2012

120,000 MT/ 2012

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