Port of Lattakia
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The Lattakia Port General Company (Arabic) is the port authority for the Port of Lattakia. The main channel for the Port of Lattakia is 3166 meters long and 14.5 meters deep, and the port covers 150 hectares of land and 135 hectares of water surface. The Port of Lattakia contains 23 piers with a total length of 4280 meters with alongside depths from 3.5 to 13.3 meters. The Port of Lattakia can accommodate vessels to 240 meters in length, and the port facilities serve tankers, container ships, and vessels carrying general, bulk, and roll-on/roll-off cargoes.

In 2006, 1805 vessels called at the Port of Lattakia. During that year, the Port of Lattakia handled almost 472 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. The Port of Lattakia handles about 3 million tons of cargo per year.

The Port of Lattakia has ample handling and storage capacity. Its grain silos can accommodate 35 thousand tons, and it has a refrigeration warehouse with capacity for 1500 tons of cargo. The Port of Lattakia contains 14 open yards covering a total area of 50 hectares, and it offers 23 closed stores with total area of 12.8 hectares. Handling area for general cargoes covers about 185 thousand square meters, and the container terminal covers 430 thousand square meters with capacity for from 15 to 17 thousand containers.

Today, the Port of Lattakia is undergoing a modernization program to improve the port's performance by adding updated equipment, streamlining work processes, and training port personnel in the latest cargo-handling and port management practices. The project includes building new silos and rehabilitating old ones, expanding the port through a three-phased process, establish a new maritime training center, and secure container-management services.

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