Shippers Complain of Delays and High Costs at Beirut Port
Delays and costs at Lebanese ports are two problems that the country's shipping community and its importers and exporters hope will improve with a new government, said Daily Star.
According to the daily, it takes an average of a week to clear goods at the Port of Beirut; compare this with two days at the Port of Dubai, and just a few hours at larger European ports such as Rotterdam and Felixstowe, it added.
Ninety-two percent of goods imported into Lebanon are brought in by sea, said the report, with the Port of Beirut handling the vast majority of this trade.
A new $200-million container terminal is scheduled to open next year and be operated by the Dubai Ports Authority, said Daily Star – Albawaba.com
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