All Libyan ports, except for the ports of Derna and Sirte, are reported to be operational. However, the fluid military conditions in the country could change the situation at short notice, so all port calls should be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Gard has received numerous reports of abandoned or otherwise uncollected containers in ports in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In this light, the Indian Supreme Court decided that ports are not entitled to levy storage/demurrage charges for abandoned cargo against shipowners and agents.
In light of the conditions that exist in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, there are no further changes to the operation of Libyan ports. Yet, Gard advises vessels to be in touch with their local agent to obtain the most up-to-date and reliable information.
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