Security conditions at Libya’s ports of Tripoli and Benghazi have stabilized, aside from celebratory gunfire at the capital, allowing international trade to restart, according to GAC, a global logistics operator.
Police and former rebels control Tripoli after the latter wrestled control of the city from Muammar Gaddafi’s regime last week.
“The only danger [at the Port of Tripoli] is celebratory fire that is often fired out to sea,” stated a GAC report.
The Port of Benghazi, used by former rebels to ship supplies during the civil war, began receiving ships last week carrying Russian grain, according to Reuters. Trade and shipping sources told Reuters last week that Libya plans to import 500,000 metric tons of wheat and 400,000 metric tons of flour over the next two to three months.
“There is a steady flow of large vessels arriving at the port, with other ships moored out at sea until the infrastructure can accommodate offloading of their cargo,” the GAC report stated.