List of Libyan Ports

seaport Tripoli Libya

Tripoli Seaport.

The following list of Libyan sea ports provides an introductory information about the main Libyan ports. Interactive maps of the ports allow zooming in for detailed picture about the port. This list will be updated as and when more information becomes available. The list includes summary information about the following Libyan sea ports: Abu Kammash Port, Bouri Oil Terminal, Benghazi Port, Darna Port, Elbrega Port (Marsa Brega), Khoms Port, Marsa al-Hariga Oil Terminal, Musratha Port ( Misurata or Qasr Ahmed), Ras Lanouf Oil Terminal, Ras Lanouf Port (RASCO), As-Sidrah Port (Oil Terminal), Tobruk Port, Tripoli Port, Zawya (Zawiya or Azzawya) Port, Zwitina Port (or Zueitina), and Zwara (Zuwarah) Port: Marsa Zuwarah. Tripoli Port is currently the only port that receives tourists, and there are a number of visitors arriving at the port from Europe and elsewhere. All other ports are mostly  industrial or commercial.

 

Abu Kammash


Abu Kammash, or Abu-Kemmash, is a small village situated on the western coast of Libya, close to the Tunisian border. The village of Abu Kemmash is originally a fishing village and still is a home of a fishing community whose love for the sea goes back to ancient times.
Operator: General Company For Chemical Industries.
Location: Lat: 33:05 N Long: 11:49 E.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16, 09, 12.
Port Activity: loading petrochemical products.
Pilot: available.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Max draft: 7.5 M.
Charts: BA 3327, 3353.
A pier for coasters: depth 6.7m.
Services: tug available, fresh water, medical facilities, garbage disposal not available.

 

 

Bouri Oil Terminal


Bouri oil terminal is located approximately 50nm off the Libyan coast, about 150 km north-west of Tripoli, in western Libya. The el-Bouri oilfield, the largest in Libya with an output around 60,000 bbl/d, was discovered in 1976   and is located on Block NC 41-B, a 37,700 sq km tract in the Libyan sector of the Gulf of Gabes. El-Bouri is Libya's first offshore field, with an estimated reserve two billion barrels of crude oil, and also large volumes of associated natural gas.
FSU " Sloug " is moored to the SPM structure by an articulated bracket, water depth approximately 161m.
Operator: AGIP Oil Company.
Port Activity: loading crude oil.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16 .
Location: Lat: 33:54 N, Long: 12:39 E
Max size: approximately 150,000dwt.
Pilot: the pilot boards 2nm S of FSU .
Anchorage: forbidden; the waiting area is 2nm S of FSU "Sloug " .
Dock density: 1025.
Charts: BA 3327.
Berthing is in daylight only.

 

Benghazi Port


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Benghazi is the second larget city in Libya after the capital Tripoli. It is located on the eastern coast of Libya, east of the the Gulf of Sidra. Max LOA 167.6m and draft 8.53m. Vessels burning fuel oil need to clean bilges prior to arrival.
Operator: Socialist Company For Ports.
Port Activity: bulk cargo, general cargo & containers.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16.
Contact:  +218 51 627910-15   /  615400 - 623745.
Location: Lat: 32:07 N, Long: Long: 20:03 E.
Dock density: 1026.
Charts: 3352.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Max Draft: 12M
Pilot boards vessels approximately 1nm off the harbour entrance.
Anchorage: according to instructions.
Tidal range: 0.6m.
Benghazi Light: tower, 22m heigh, SE of Ra's Sidi Khuraybish.
Berths: max LOA 60m, draft 4.3m; containers are worked alongside the general berths; plus 2 berths used by tankers.
Services: tugs, barges, fresh water, bunkers, and medical facilities (in the city).

 

 

Darna Port


Darna is located in the eastern   coast of Libya, between Benghazi and Tobruk. It is a small port, visited by about 80 ships a year. Entry is allowed during daylight only.
Operator: Socialist Company For Ports.
Port Activity: general cargo & containers.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16.
Location: Lat: 32:25 N, Long: 22:42 E.
Max Draft: 9M.
Dock density: 1025.
Charts: 3355.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Anchorage: according to instructions: 0.5nm off the N breakwater; for vessels awaiting a berth: 1.5nm of 32°49.3'N  022°39'E.
Tidal range: 0.5m.
Darnah Light: 12m heigh: 32°45'N  022°41'E.
2 berths: one has a quay length of 333m, depth 9.0m; and the other 120m, depth 6.0m.
Services: barges, 3 tugs, fresh water, medical facilities availably at the hospital.

 

 

Elbrega Port (Marsa Brega)


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Brega, Elbrega or Elbriga is located in the Gulf of Sidrah (the Sirte Gulf), about 270km west of Benghazi city. The name is usually written as " Marsa Elbrega Port" , which translates to "Port Elbrega Port " . The port is used for loading general cargo and oil and petrochemical products.
Operator: Sirt Oil Company.
Port activities: loading general cargo, crude oil & petrochemical products.
Location: LAT 30:26 N, LONG 19:33 E.
Contact: +218 61 2230216-225 / +218 21 3610379-90.
Telex: 20240 - 30120  SIRTCO LY.
Max Draft: 14M.
Services: medical facilities, bunkers, fresh water.
Nearest airport: Benghazi International Airport.

 

 

Khoms Port


Khoms (also occasionally found written as Homs) is located about 120km east of the capital Tripoli, and close to legendary Leptis Magna. (Products handled through this port include cars and containers. Vessel should have a clean Bill of Health from the last port of call; and all crew must show smallpox vaccination certificate. Tobacco products, alcoholic drinks, perfume, arms and ammunition have to be locked up under customs seal until time of leaving territorial waters.
Operator: Socialist Company For Ports.
Port Activitu: general cargo and containers.
Communications: VHF:   Ch 16 and with the pilot station on Ch 08, 10 and 12.
Location: Lat: 32:41 N , 14:15 E.
Contact: +218 51 627910-15 / 615400 - 623745.
Max 12M.
Dock density: 1025.
Charts: BA 3353.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Pilot: compulsory.
Anchorage: accordingto instructions: obtainable in a depth of 10m, rock, with Ras al-Wazif light bearing 272° at a distance of 880m.
Wharf operated by Khoms power station reaches 1,500m NNE from coast.
Services: barges, tugs, fresh water and bankering (on advance request), medical facilities are available in the town, garbage disposal must be arranged by the port authority.

 

 

Marsa al-Hariga Oil Terminal


 

Marsa al Hariga oil terminal is situated 1nm SSW of Tobruk.
The oil terminal consists of 2 jetty berths.
Operator: Sirt Oil Company
Port Activity: loading crude oil & petrochemical products.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16.
Location: Lat: 32:04 N, Long: 24:00 E.
Max Draft: 18.3M.
Max LOA 335m.
Pilot: compulsory: pilot will board vessel from a tug, 1nm NE of the outer buoy.
Tidal range: 0.6m.
Dock density: 1026.
Charts: BA 3355, 3657.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Berthing is restricted to a max wind force of 22kn and swell up to 0.9m.
Two 25t bollard pull tugs available
Two berthing faces of 30m each are provided, depth alongside 18.3m.
Medical facilities: available.

 

 

Musratha Port ( Misurata or Qasr Ahmed)


 

Musratha (also spelt as Misurata or Misurathah) is located about 250km east of the capital Tripoli. The port, also known as Qasr Ahmed, is a commercial port serving the town and the negbhouring power station and the steel factory, and in addition to normal goods it can handle petroleum and containers. The port is visited by about 200 vessels a year.
Operator: Socialist Company For Ports.
Port activity: general cargo, containers & bulk cargo.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16.
Contact:  +218 51 627910-15 /615400 - 623745.
Location: 32:21 N, Long: 15: 14 E.
Max draft: 12M (14m for HBI Berth).
Tidal range: 0.5m.
Dock density: 1026.
Charts: BA 3353.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
There are 3 tugs up to 2,400hp available.
Pilot: compulsory, available from 0800-2000hrs, except on Fri. The pilot boat is grey with white upperworks.
Anchorage: within 1.5nm of 32°23'N  015°18'E, approximately 5nm ENE of Ras al Barq Light in charted depths of 25-37m, owing to poor holding.
There are 5 berths available, each 180m in length with 11.0m depth alongside.
There is 22,500m2 of covered storage and 46,000m2 of open storage area available.
Services: minor repairs, fresh water, bunkers, crew changing, and medical facilities are available.
Nearest airport: Tripoli International Airport (250km).

 

 

Ras Lanouf Oil Terminal


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Ras Lanuf   oil terminal is located in the Gulf of Sidrah (the Sirte Gulf). The offshore oil export terminal, consisting of 2 conventional buoy berths and 2 SPM's, receives approximatelyimately 300 vessels a year. Contact Veba Oil Operations for details. Vessel should have a clean Bill of Health from the last port of call; and all crew must show smallpox vaccination certificate. Tobacco products, alcoholic drinks, perfume, arms and ammunition have to be locked up under customs seal until time of leaving territorial waters. Any vessel over 20 years of age may be rejected. Local winds, known as ghiblis or ghibli, reach up to 45kn from SE to SW and are frequent throughout the year. Winds in the area are generally unpredictable and can reach up to 70kn.
Operator: VIBA Oil Company.
Port activity: loading crude oil products.
Communications: VHF: via Ch 16 (3 to 4 hours prior to arrival).
Location: 30:31 N, Long: 18:35 E.
Max draft: 22M.
Largest vessel handled: about 255,000dwt.
Dock density: 1027.
Charts: BA 3343.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Pilot: compulsory: provided by the oil company.
Anchorage: 0.5nm radius centred on position 30°33.9'N  018° 36.3'E.
Tidal range: 25-45cm; currents vary in strength from 1-3kn and persist for 12 to 24 hours after the wind ceases.
Navigation Aaid:   a radio beacon with station identification VR, transmitting on 385kHz, and located at approximately 30°30'N  018°31.8'E. A radio transmitter building, with one antennae tower 30.5m tall, is located at position approximately 30°31'N  018°30.5'E, and is surmounted by a fixed, red air warning light.
Large oil storage tanks (up to 114.6m high) are located in approximately 30°27.4'N  018°30'E: 10 tanks are coloured white and 3 are black.

 

 

Ras Lanouf Port (RASCO)


 

Ras Lanuf   port is located in the Gulf of Sidrah (the Sirte Gulf), about 600km east of Tripoli, the harbour is protected from the north by Main breakwater and from the east by Lee breakwater. Positions are taken from the head of Main breakwater (30°30.6'N  018°35.7'E).
Operator: Ras Lanuf Oil Company.
Port activity: loading oil & petrochemical products.
Communications: VHF: via Rasco Port control monitors on Ch 10, 12, 16 and 22.
Pilot: boards near the Fairway lightbuoy (30°30.8N  018°37.7'E) or in the anchorage close north.
Max draft: 13M.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
The piers each has 2 berths.
A quay wharf of 67m dredged to 11.0m, max permitted draft 9.5m.

 

 

As-Sidrah Port (Oil Terminal)


 

As Sidrah or as-Sidra, located in the Gulf of Sidrah (the Sirte Gulf), is an offshore oil terminal, frequesnted by about 200 vessels a year. Vessels with telex facilities on board should telex directly to al-Waha Oil Company on 20158 or 20758. Customs and Immigration requirements should be obtained from the vessel's agent. Tankers with inoperative or partially inoperative propulsion units will be rejected. There are no garbage disposal facilities, and severe penalties may be imposed for pollution and waste discharged into the sea. The approach to the harbour is best made parallel to the coast until the oil tanks are detected on radar.   The most prominent landmark is a water tower in the terminal area (white colour), located at 30°38'N 018°21'E (FR).   Tanker specifications: tankers should have 2 bower anchors and ground tackle; at least one winch capable of heaving on two ropes simultaneously; suitable stoppers for all lines and stoppers for wire ropes; at least nine good synthetic fibre lines of not less than 9in circumference; be equipped with block, tackle, booms, runners, sundry equipment, wrenches, gaskets, nuts, bolts, strops, drip tray and sawdust, drift pins and taglines. No repairs should be made while the tanker is in or near a berth.
Operator: Waha Oil Company.
Port activity: loading crude oil.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16.
Location: 33:38 N,   Long: 18:22 E.
Tankers should maintain listening on VHF Ch 08 and 16.
Omnidirectional aircraft radio beacon: at 30°37.31'N 018°21.04'E, transmission OJ, 5 times every 60 seconds on 300KC/S.
Charts: BA 3344. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Max draft: 18M.
Dock density: 1025.
Pilot: compulsory and according to instructions, vailable at all hours, in the vicinity of 30°40.2'N  018°23.5'E.
Anchorage: between the parallels of 30°41.4'N and 30°43.0'N and between the meridians of 018°22.0'E and 018°25.0'E; depth approximately 33m.
Tidal range: 0.5m.
There are 4 crude oil loading berths, 2 conventional buoy berths and 2 SBM.
Services: no bunkering, medical facilities for emergencies only.
Nearest airport: local airfield, for oil company personnel only.

 

 

Tobruk Port


 

Tobruk is located along the eastern coast of Libya, not far from the Egyptian border. The port receives about 120 ships a year.
Operator: Socialist Company For Ports.
Port Activity: general cargo & containers.
Communications:   VHF: Ch 16, 12 and 19.
Location: Lat: 32:55 N, Long: 23:59 E.
Max Draft: 8M.
Contact:  +218 51 627910-15 / 615400 - 623745
Pilot: compulsory; pilot boards off the Fairway buoy during daylight hours only.
Anchorage: according to instructions; 10 anchorages, capacity: 6 vessels at a time, depths: 13.8m.
Tidal range and flow: range 0.3m.
Dock density: 1025.
Charts: 3657, 3355. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Services: 3 tugs, limited facilities, bunkering, limited quantities of fuel oi, medical facilities plus hospital in the town.
Nearest airport: Benghazi International Airport: about 350km west of Tobruk.

 

 

Tripoli Port


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Libya's capital Tripoli (locally pronounced T'araboulus) is located on the western shores of Libya, about 170km from the Tunisian border. Tripoli airport is quite large and covers nearly 3sq km. It is protected by 2 breakwaters, the length of which are 2000m and 700m. About 600 vessels visit the port each year.
Operator: Socialist Company For Ports
Port Activities: general cargo, bulk cargo & passengers
Communications: VHF: Ch 06, 10, 12, 16.
Location: Lat: 32:54 N , Long: 13:10 E
Contact: +218 51 627910-15 / 615400 - 623745
Charts: BA 248, 3353.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Max draft: 12M
Max size: Max LOA 173.7m.
Dock density: 1026.
Pilot: compulsory: boards 1nm NNE of the harbour entrance.
Anchorage: vessels awaiting a berth: 1.5nm N of Tripoli Light.
Tanker berths: length 152m; max draft 8.38m; offshore berth: about 6nm E of the port.
Tidal range: 0.5m.
Prevailing winds: mist with winds between E and S; strong NW winds.
Services: handling container traffic, 17 tugs (500-2,400hp), repairs available, fresh water, bunkering, medical facilities, storage (75,000m2 of warehousing and 75,000m2 of open storage).

 

 

Zawya Port (Zawiya, az-Zawyah)


 

The Zawya (Zawiya or Azzawya) port, located about 50km west of Tripoli, handles about 480 vessels a year. The port is running throughout the year 24 hours a day. Berthing is allowed only during daylight.
Operator: Zawya Oil Refining Company.
Port Activity: loading oil products & crude oil.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16 , 22 and 27.
Location: Lat: 32:48 N, Long: 12:42 E.
Max draft: 20M.
Charts: BA 3327, 3353. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Dock density: 1025.
Max size: approximately 14,000dwt.
Anchorage: anchor 1.5nm off No 1 berth to await the pilot.
Prevailing winds: NW'ly wind during the winter, and N, NE and E'ly throughout the rest of the year.
Berths: 2 x SBM and 1 x CBM.
Services: tugs, medical facilities (Azzawiya Central Hospital), nearest airport: Tripoli International.

 

 

Zwitina Port (or Zueitina)


 

Zuetina oil terminal
Zueitina Oil Terminal Postal Stamp.

Zwitina is located about 129 km south of Benghazi city, in eastern Libya. The port comprises offshore loading berths for oil tankers and LPG carriers. The port handles about 270 vessels a year.
Operator: Zwitina Oil Company.
Port Activity: loading crude oil & gas.
Communications: VHF: Ch 13 and 16.
Location: Lat: 30:50 N, Long: 20:00 E.
Max Draft: 17M. Dock density: 1026.
Charts: BA 3346, 3354.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Max size: LPG carriers LOA 160m, oil tankers up to 270,000dwt.
Minimum channel depth is 18.3m.
Anchorage: according to instructions, no anchoring S of Lat 30°54'N.
Vessels awaiting a berth, anchor approximately 1nm SE of the fairway buoy in depths of approximately 30m.
Holding ground is moderate to poor.
Tugs: 1 x 4,600hp.
Five offshore crude oil loading berths.
All ships must have clean SBT ballast.
Medical facilities: only emergency medical facilities.
Transport: Nearest airport: Benghazi.
No garbage disposal facilities.

 

 

Zuwara (Zuwarah) Port: Marsa Zuwarah


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Marsa Zwara is the sea port of Zwara town, a bussy coastal town, which has a small airpot, mainly used by the government and  which will be develpoed into an international airport as part of Zwara free trade zone. Zwara is situated 110km west of Tripoli, and about 40 km east of the Tunisian border. The port is visited by about 50 ships a year.
Operator: Socialist Company For Ports.
Port activities: general cargo and petrochemical products.
Communications: VHF: Ch 16.
Conatct: +218 51 627910-15 / 615400 - 623745.
Location: Lat: 32:55 N, Long:   12:07 E
Max Draft: 20M.
Channel: 1000m long, protected by 2 breakwaters.
Dock density: 1025.
Charts: 3353.
Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Services: fresh water, crew changing, medical services, tugs, bunkers.
Anchorage: within 1nm of 32°57'N  012°10.5'E; in depths from 6.9-9.1m, with the N mole head bearing approximately 213°.
Winter storms prompt night ancorage farther out and must follow instructions
Berths: a quay provides 2 berths, 4m deep.
A floating jetty can accommodate vessels up to 65m in length, max draft 5.0m.
Nearest airports:   Zwara national airport (about 40km east), Tripoli International Airport (110km east).

 

zuwarah seaport

Zuwarah Seaport

 

 


 
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