The Public Health Ministry has recently been imposing stringent regulations in Lebanon against all food sectors including cargo coming into the country.
This is resulting in cargo receivers now refusing to take delivery of damaged cargo (such as wheat), even when offered upfront payment for destruction. Surrounding countries are additionally refusing to grant permission to discharge and destroy such cargo.
This recent development is on top of random testing by the Lebanese Health Ministry of wheat imports this year searching for unacceptable levels of a carcinogenic substance, ochratoxin, which can be harmful.
Elias Marine Consultants have offices in Lebanon, and with the right know-how and network have been able to resolve this impasse and assist vessels in the shortest period possible, thereby reducing delays as well as costs.
If you or your clients have vessels visiting Lebanon and require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us for discharge (or load port) surveys and/or advice on how best to eliminate or reduce delays and costs in Lebanese ports.
Lebanon Office contact details
Tel: +961 1 495 620
Cyprus (Head Office) contact details
Tel: +357 25 800 800