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Port of Beirut Redevelopment Study Underway

Port of Beirut after the explosions in August. Photo: Freimut Bahlo, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Posted on December 3, 2020

A strategic study for the redevelopment of the Port of Beirut is being carried out following devastating chemical explosions that destroyed much of the port in August.

Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has teamed up with Munich-based international management consultancy Roland Berger to jointly conduct the study covering the future reconstruction and operation options at the Port of Beirut following the chemical explosions. The study will look at how overall investment and finance can be tackled, and include proposals for a better integration of the port area into the city of Beirut.

“We have been shocked by the devastating explosion that occurred on August 4th. Given our longstanding relations with Beirut, we immediately offered our support and help,” said Suheil Mahayni, managing director at HPC. “We have been active since almost immediately after the explosion and stand by our readiness to support the further consultancy, reconstruction and operations of the Port of Beirut.”

The two consultancies will jointly address the questions of efficiency, transparency, hinterland connections and the pathway for overall financing. HPC is focusing on improving efficiencies and transparencies of the port’s terminals while Roland Berger is advising on the strategic positioning and the institutional setup. First results will be expected to be discussed within the next weeks.

HPC has over 20 years relationship with the Port of Beirut to support in efficient cargo operations, e.g. assisting in equipping the port with suitable cargo handling equipment. HPC has helped to ensure the removal of hazardous goods within the port by consulting services and introducing suitable stakeholders.

Source: portstrategy

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