Source WFP
Theme Sea and Rivers Transport
Countries Libya
Document type Other
Publication date 11/03/2011


On 10 March, a vessel discharged containerised cargo including 1,182 mt of WFP commodities at Benghazi port. This illustrates that the port is useable for more than just break-bulk, and it has functioning container handling equipment. The port can be viewed as functional.


The Port Authority in Darnah has informed WFP that the port sustained some damage to its handling capability in the recent unrest. However, two vessels have subsequently utilised the port including one 'large' vessel reportedly discharging fuel. As such the port may receive vessels and access and reception of relief items can be coordinated with the Libyan Red Crescent.


The Port Authority in Tobruk has informed WFP that the port is functioning normally.


WFP last used this port in 2009 and has no current/updated information on the port. Note that, at the time of writing, this location is affected by conflict.

Disclaimer: This article is simply an outline of the current functionality of selected ports in Libya. WFP is not in a position to provide security advice on the use of these ports. The list is provided for general information only and the inclusion of a port on this list does not imply a recommendation to use that port.