Rising cargo, passenger movement via Beirut port
Official statistics indicate that the number of ships harboring in Beirut’s seaport during the first four months of the year 2001 rose by 12 percent, compared with the corresponding period the previous year.
The volume of cargo, loaded and unloaded in the seaport, grew by 17 percent during the same period, while container exchanges increased by ten percent and tourist movement rose 85 percent.
The Beirut Seaport Authority reported that the value of the Lebanese imports coming through the port rose to $24 million between January and April 2001, up from $21 million in the corresponding period of the previous year. These figures reflect a 14 percent increase. ― (MENA Report)
© 2001 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)