Port Descreption: Location: Derna is situated in eastern Libya, between Benghazi and Tobruk.
General overview:The principal exports are sheep, cattle and barley
Traffic figures:Approx 80 ships visit the port annually.
Load Line zone: Summer.
PRE ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Radio:VHF: VHF ch 16.
Anchorages: Anchorage is to be found 0.5nm off the N breakwater.
The anchorage area for vessels awaiting a berth is within 1.5nm of Lat 32°49.3′N, Long 022°39′E.
All vessels must anchor as instructed by the port authority, and must not shift berth except on the instructions of the port authority.
Tidal range and flow: Range 0.5m.
Dock density: 1025.
Weather: Prevailing winds: N’ly.
Principal navigation aids: Darnah light (white tower, black stripes, 12m in height) (Lat 32°45′N, Long 022°41′E) is exhibited approx 1.75nm SE of the harbour.
Charts: 3355. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Restrictions: Entry during daylight only.
Tugs: There are 3 tugs up to 2,400hp available.
BERTHS AND CARGO:
Names/Nos: There are 2 berths available, one has a quay length of 333m, depth 9.0m and the other berth has a quay length of 120m, depth 6.0m. General cargo and containers are
handled at the berths.
Storage: There is 15,000m2 of open storage area available.
Barges: A lighter is available.
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water: Available.
Medical facilities: There is a hospital available locally.
Transport: Nearest airport: Benghazi airport 300km.
Public holidays: Mar 8, May 25,
Jun 11, Jul 23, Sep 1, Oct 7. Variable dates: El Mouled El Nabawi, Aid el Fitr, Aid el Adha & Higri New year.
Fridays are weekly port holidays.
Working hours: Normally 0800-1200hrs, 1300-1700hrs. Overtime 2000-2400hrs, 0100-0700hrs.
Developments: A new quay 180m in length has recently been completed. Planned developments are the dredging of the port to a depth of 10m, 900m of new quayage, a container terminal, more transit sheds and a refrigerated warehouse.
Port Authority- General Ports & Lights Authority
Derna – Libya
Tel: +218 81 23141