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97 Las Palmas Throughput: 1,005,844teu


(-29.6%)


Located in the seaway between Europe, Africa and America, the Canary Islands port suffered a 29.6% collapse in container volumes – down 423,100teu year- on-year – due to its reliance on transhipment traffic as global box volumes fell. Last year saw Turkey-headquartered Arkas Group


enter the Canary Islands/Mediterranean trade by teaming up with another Spanish operator. Two


1,000teu capacity ships have been deployed on a loop connecting Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Arecife, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Alicante. Reefers form a key component of the new service. The movement of perishable products has been less


affected during this economic recession and Arkas believes there is strong growth potential in the movement of fresh fruit and vegetables out of the Canary Islands to the Mediterranean. A master plan has been announced by the port


authority which envisages the creation of a new harbour, breakwater and substantial reclamation – infrastructure intended for the container and ro-ro sectors. There will also be an expansion of inland logistics activities.


98 Beirut Throughput: 994,601teu


(+5.0%)


Lebanon’s principal box port bucked the global trend to post a 5% rise in throughput in 2009, representing 47,580teu more boxes than the previous year. The port attributes its success to continuing growth in local market volumes – mainly imports – due to “latent local volumes” resulting from the unstable political situation in the country prior to 2009. As well as relative stability in the country, there has


been economic regeneration. Port facilities have been steadily improved since Beirut Container Terminal Consortium (BCTC) took over operations of the box terminal under a 10-year concession agreement. BCTC – a joint venture between Portia and International Port Management – has undertaken a productivity and cost analysis project in a bid to further enhance efficiency at the terminal. The terminal operator recently acquired more than 10


terminal tractors, three reachstackers, two empty container handlers, and a mobile harbour crane. It is awaiting a sixth ship-to-shore crane and eight RTGs, which are scheduled to arrive at the port of in early August 2010.


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Beirut Port Authority has started a project to expand


the port’s main quay, Quay 16, by 500 metres and backfilling the space behind it. This is due to be completed within three years. The port welcomed 1,142 container vessels in 2009.


Imports accounted for 32.77% of throughput, exports 27.53%, and transhipment 39.70%.


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