Status of Libyan Ports - *Update*

19/09/2018 | North

19 September 2018 - Update

Open Ports  
  • Mellitah                          
  • Zawia
  • Tripoli
  • Misurata
  • Marsa El Brega      
  • Benghazi
  • Al Khoms
  • Marsa El Hariga
  • Farwah
  • Bouri
  • Zuwarah
  • Zuetina
  • Es Sider
  • Ras Lanuf
  •  Tobruk
 
Closed Ports  
  •   Sirte
  • Derna

The situation in Libya remains extremely volatile and vessel operators should contact local ship’s agents and P&I Correspondents for the most up-to-date information on Libyan ports.

Vessels should report their schedules (to local port agents) prior to arrival at any Libyan port, including a declaration of the vessel’s sailing route, whether they are loading or discharging cargo and the type of cargo on board, so that the agents can notify the appropriate authorities.

Vessels should avoid navigating in the coastal waters of Benghazi, Derna and Sirte, including the militarised area south of 34 00’N.

22 February 2018 - Update

North has been informed that the port of Tobruk is currently open and operational. 

However the ports of Sirte and Derna remain closed at this time. The current port situation is as follows:

Open Ports  
  • Mellitah                          
  • Zawia
  • Tripoli
  • Misurata
  • Marsa El Brega      
  • Benghazi
  • Al Khoms
  • Marsa El Hariga
  • Farwah
  • Bouri
  • Zuwarah
  • Zuetina
  • Es Sider
  • Ras Lanuf
  •  Tobruk
 
Closed Ports  
  •   Sirte
  • Derna

23 October 2017 - Update

North understands that the Port of Tobruk in Libya has been closed with immediate effect.

The decision to suspend operations at the Port of Tobruk was taken by the Libyan Ministry of Transport last week, although the reasons have not yet been disclosed. It is reported however, that the closure does not affect the operations of the Marsa El Hariga terminal.

The status of ports as of 23 October 2017 is reportedly as follows:

Open Ports  
  • Mellitah                          
  • Zawia
  • Tripoli
  • Misurata
  • Marsa El Brega      
  • Benghazi
  • Al Khoms
  • Marsa El Hariga
  • Farwah
  • Bouri
  • Zuwarah
  • Zuetina
  • Es Sider
  • Ras Lanuf
   
Closed Ports  
  • Tobruk    
  • Derna
  • Sirte
 

5 October 2017

The Libyan Ministry of Transportation and Communication has stated in notice No 10/10/268 that Benghazi Maritime Port has reopened as of the 01 October 2017.

The port will initially operate at security level 2 as per the requirements of the ISPS code.

All vessels intending to call at Benghazi should submit to their appointed local port agent their cargo declaration along with the vessels particulars, owners name and P&I Club details to be passed on to the port authority prior to arrival.

The notice can be read here.

15 June 2017 - Update

North has received the following information from local P&I correspondents on the status of Libyan ports:

Open Ports:
 
  • Mellitah
  • Zawia
  • Tripoli
  • Misurata
  • Marsa El Brega               
  • Tobruk
  • Al Khoms
  • Marsa El Hariga
  • Farwah
  • Bouri
  • Zuwarah
  • Zuetina 
  • Es Sider
  • Ras Lanuf
Closed Ports:  
  • Benghazi     
  • Derna
  • Sirte
 


Members should report their schedules to local port agents prior to arrival at any Libyan port, including a declaration of the vessel’s sailing route, whether they are loading or discharging cargo and the type of cargo on board, so that the agents can notify the appropriate authorities.

All vessels should avoid navigating in the coastal waters of Benghazi, Derna and Sirte, including the militarised area south of 34o00’N.

Navarea III warning 225/2017 recommends that all vessels navigating within close proximity to the militarised area south of 34o00’N should proceed with extreme caution and report their position to the nearest Coastal Station in order to receive a safe track-line.

Reports must also be made to Maritime Transport Authority 72 hours before arriving in the militarised zone. Contact details are included in Navarea III warning 225/2017 which can be found by clicking here.

Our Maritime Threats and Incidents interactive map may include security related information on Libyan ports and the Libyan crisis.