Source Logistics Cluster
Theme
Countries Lebanon
Document type Other
Publication date 31/08/2006

Action Points

  1. All humanitarian actors requiring cargo movement should use the Cargo Movement Request form and send to UNJLC at lebanon.cargo@unjlc.org
  2. All humanitarian actors are invited to share information on their relief cargo pipeline.
  3. Any feedback/follow up on cargo movements can be addressed directly through UNJLC.

Operational Update & Cargo Movement

  • The following commercial trucks without convoy escorts will proceed:

    Wednesday, 30 August

    Beirut to Aalma ech Chaab - Cargo - Land:  2 trucks for WFP
    Beirut to Mansouri - Cargo - Land: 1 truck for WFP
    Beirut to Kounine - Cargo - Land: 1 truck for UNICEF (9 pallets of water)
    Beirut to Aita Zott - Cargo - Land: 3 trucks for UNICEF (25 pallets of water)
    Beirut to Southern Suburbs of Beirut - Cargo - Land: 10 mt for WFP

    Thursday, 31 August

    No loading will take place in Beirut and no operations will take place in Tyre due to the upcoming commemoration taking place in Lebanon.
  • Pipeline
    UNRWA is expecting shipments next week from Latakia carrying sun flower, oil, rice and milk.

Ship Movement

  • The following are the movements of the WFP-contracted vessels:
    Wednesday, 30 August

    Roro vessel, Anamcara, is currently in Mersin and loading with WFP and ICRC cargo. It is expected to proceed to Larnaca to collect 7 containers for CRS and other non-food items (NFIs). It is expected to arrive back in Beirut on 01.09.
    WFP Passenger Vessel, Vittoria M, will arrive at Beirut Port on 01.09. The last day of operation will be on Monday, 04.09.

    Other Non-UN/Lebanese Government vessels where WFP facilitated the notification process
    MV Fast Independence completed offloading relief supplies and departed from Beirut Port on 29.08
    MV LPG Gaz Pacific completed offloading fuel supplies departed from Beirut on 29.08
    MV Simona is expected to arrive with relief supplies in Beirut on 31.08

Air Movement

  • Two German Airforce Transal aircrafts that have offered to carry emergency priority cargo from Amman to Beirut will continue until 7 September.

 Other Issues

  • The fleet to Tyre will be downscaled since it is not fully utilized, with 4 trucks remaining to provide services to the Logistics Cluster.
  • Following the conversion from the use of convoys to commercial trucks, there were various issues with regards to dispatch. It is thus recommended that items are delivered to WFP warehouses in Beirut for loading onto the trucks since handling equipment is available.
  • UNJLC is in discussions with UNICEF to set up a loading scheme for UNICEF NFIs that need movement over a one-month period.