On a recent afternoon in Tripoli’s port in northern Lebanon, cranes were pouring grain from a docked ship onto waiting trucks, while elsewhere piles of scrap metal were waiting to be loaded onto an outbound vessel. The container area that had been largely empty a few weeks ago was now a maze of stacked shipping containers.
Arrivals at Beirut after explosion— MarineTraffic (@MarineTraffic) August 25, 2020
3 weeks after the #Beirutblast, operations seem to have resumed in #Lebanon’s port. 2 general cargo, 1 containership & 1 livestock carrier are among the 14 vessels at port now while 15 more are expected to arrive later, according to our data. pic.twitter.com/RgOr1COTur
Storage, not shipments is the issue
A general view shows the damaged grain silo following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 8, 2020. (Reuters)
This Tuesday, May 5, 2020 photo, shows a partial view of the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. (AP)
Revival of a city?
A cargo ship carrying containers is seen at the port of Tripoli, Lebanon, August 6, 2020. (Reuters)