Damascus, SANA-Lattakia port is the first seaport in Syria and one of the main supporters of the economic life in the coastal city , through which most of the country’s non-oil needs are imported and exported.
The port is located on a wide area of the city’s waterfront and dates back to the Phoenician era , and it was established in 1950.
It is characterized by an important strategic commercial location to occupy an excellent position among the sea transportation routes, with an estimated storage capacity of about 620 thousand containers distributed over 23 quays, and it contributes to serving the national economy and foreign trade of Syria.
The port enjoys a great advantage in serving Arab and international transit as a bridge for transportation among the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe.
It also provides fast service at cheap and competitive costs for any other routes, and it is considered the window through which Syria looks out to the outside world in order to export all its products and import the necessary materials and equipment.
The port is closely linked to the country’s economic and social development process.
Furthermore, through Lattakia port , most of the country’s needs are imported and exported, and the Lattakia Port Company provides a range of services to the traders , as the main activity that the port engages in is receiving cargo ships and carrying out the loading, unloading and storing goods .
In addition, a set of additional services such as supplying ships with fresh water and existence of a workshop for the maintenance and repair of marine tugboats.
Lattakia port also receives various passenger ships and provides the necessary services for travelers.
The port has also activated a new service related to conducting the necessary analyzes for the goods that need that, as the central laboratory building was established in the port and the modern laboratory equipment was provided.
Also, the unjust Western economic sanctions imposed on the Syrian economy affected the movement of maritime navigation, and this caused heavy losses in the maritime sector, and it had a negative impact on the citizen’s daily life.
Fedaa al-Rhayiah/ Mazen Eyon