Port of Tobruk

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Port of Tobruk
ميناء طبرق
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The port of Tobruk prior to the Libyan civil war
Country Libya
Location Tobruk
Coordinates 32°04′41″N 23°58′59″E / 32.078°N 23.983°E / 32.078; 23.983Coordinates: 32°04′41″N 23°58′59″E / 32.078°N 23.983°E / 32.078; 23.983
Opened 1986
Owned by Socialist Ports Company
Type of harbor Coastal Breakwater
Size 1,000,000 square meters
Piers 13
Anchorage depth 14m - 15.2m
Cargo pier depth 4.9m - 6.1m
Oil terminal depth 7.1m -9.1m
Vessel arrivals 120
Annual cargo tonnage 600000 tons
Dock Density 1025
Main export crude oil
Oil Traffic 220000 barrels
Socialist Ports Company

The Port of Tobruk (Arabic: ميناء طبرق‎) is a port located at Tobruk, Libya. Opened in 1986, it is located in Eastern Libya near the Egyptian border - about 450 km east of Benghazi[1]

As a result of the Libyan civil war, the port was temporarily closed due to clashes between protestors and government forces and reopened on 28 February 2011 for oil exports.[2] The port re-opened soon after the civil war ended. As of August 2014, all port traffic from the Port of Benghazi will be diverted to the port of Tobruk due to the clsoure of the port in Benghazi as a direct result of the sustained Post-civil war violence in Libya.[3]


  1. ^ Tobruk port
  2. ^ Libya's eastern port Tobruk opens for oil exports
  3. ^ Gomez, Carla (11 August 2014). "Return of Negrenses from Libya hits snag". Bacolod City, Philippines: Daily Star. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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