Source UNJLC
Theme Sea and Rivers Transport
Countries Lebanon
Document type Snapshots
Publication date 06/10/2006

The Port of Tyre is a small harbour that lies at longitude of E 035° 11' 51"and latitude N 33° 16' 27", in south Lebanon.

The port control operates during the daytime, on Marine VHF Ch.16.
Vessels bound for Tyre must report to Beirut prior to arrival for acceptance for berthing.
Customs is available upon request.
No night time berthing / sailing.

A breakwater stretches eastwards protects the Marina harbouring fishing boats (up to 30-35' long) and some private pleasure crafts / sailing boats, but does not extend sufficiently to give much shelter for vessels berthing at the main harbour. During the winter season with predominantly northerly winds, swell and waves may result in the port being inoperable for up to 10 days per month and sometimes vessels must sail or shift to anchorage. Average tide is around 0.6m.

Port capacity
With max drafts alongside varying between 2.0m up to 5.5m, and only ONE - 1 - berth that can accommodate ocean going vessels, the port is of little use for large cargo operations. For the 2006 Lebanon operation ICRC chartered a 500MT vessel shuttling between Larnaca and Lebanon that also made a few calls to Tyre, however most operators preferred to truck goods in from Beirut.
During the recent years only 2-3 vessels call at Tyre per month, mainly smaller RORO's discharging passenger cars from Europe. Due to draft restrictions RORO's berth with stern- or bow-ramp onto the end of the pier, mooring across to the breakwater and two dollies further ahead, along and with shore lines across to berth no.1

Berthing dimensions and capacity
Inner berth (no.1): 
Length: 150m
Draft:1.0 - 2.0m
Effectively unusable by ocean-going vessels.

Inner berth (no.2):
Length: 80m
Draft: 3.5m

Outer berth (no.3):
Length: 90m (useable)
Draft: 4.5 - 5.5m

End of Pier:
Width: 12m
Draft: 6.0m

Table tyre port

Country Lebanon
Port Name Sour or Tyre
Tyre Port at ; 33˚16΄.28 00˝ N 35˚11΄.41 41˝ E
GMT Time + 2 H
Port Authority VHF channel; 16
Eta Notice to Agent 72-48-12 hour
Is Pilotage Compulsory Yes
Distance to Pilot Pick up Station 2 miles
Approximate Pilotage Duration 1 hour
Berth Length; 1 m
Berth Draught; 5 m for Cargo / 6 m for RORO
Berth Height ; 1.5 m
Distance between Bollards; 12 m
Fenders Available; Yes
Fresh Water Available Yes
Fresh Water Delivery Available; Yes

Source: UNJLC Tyre

There is no cargo handling equipment at the port and
Warehousing facilities apart from the open area storage which is limited to vehicles.

Tyre contacts

Principal Tyre Authorities

Tyre Authorities
President, General Director 
Mr Abdel Motaleb Alhousseiny
Tel Fax 07 344 908/9

Customs Authority
Head office
Mr Hany Seklawy
Tel  03 639 859
Fax  07 742019

Cap Ali Sbeity
Tel  03 631611
Fax  07344787

National Security
Lt Houssein Khalifeh
Tel  03 575452
       07 742896
Fax 07 741596

Lebanese Army Security
Col  Jamal Fadlallah
Tel  07 741800

Freight Forwarder
D&R  Shipping Agency
Mr Rahif M Khalifeh
Tel   07 740224
Fax  07 344338

Med Cargo Shipping Services LTD
Mr Walid Lattouf  
Dora Highway, St Jack centre,
9th floor P.O Box 11-6043
Tel  01 240700
Fax 01 259136
Tyre  Port street
Tel  07 350200
Contact via Beirut office

Mrs  Fayez & Fayad Fahes
Beirut Port Rbeiz bld 4th floor
Tel  03 359991
Fax  01 569991
Tyre  Halawy bld 5th floor
Tel  03 20721
Fax  07 345890

Elias-co Shipping Agency
Full Agency Services
Mr  Elias Ghanimeh
Tyre port street   
Tel:  03 736253
       07 742525
Fax: 07 741500