Two container carriers resume operations at Beirut port

Container carriers Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hapag-Lloyd have resumed operations at Beirut port, according to company press releases on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12.

Both carriers will start accepting bookings for cargoes to and from Beirut.

M/V Mona Lisa, on the Levante Express Service, is expected to call at Beirut on Aug. 14, according to both companies, who are part of the same container alliance. Further, M/V Mona Lisa is expected to deliver cargoes from an earlier vessel that skipped its Aug. 7 Beirut plans and discharged in Damietta instead, said Hapag-Lloyd.

Hapag-Lloyd added that the East Med Express Service will reinstate its Beirut call, with CMA CGM Musset arriving on Aug. 15.

ONE and Hapag-Lloyd had both earlier suspended Beirut port calls in the aftermath of the explosion.

Both are part of THE Alliance, which also includes Yang Ming and Hyundai Merchant Marine. THE Alliance, which started on Apr. 1, 2017, is one of three major global container shipping alliances.

Source: Platts

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