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BREAKING: Huge fire erupts in Beirut’s port (VIDEO)

Fire. Smoke. Rubble

PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020 BEIRUT – A large fire has broken out in Beirut’s port near the site of last month’s explosion, which devastated entire neighborhoods in Lebanon’s capital. The cause of the fire is unknown. Videos posted to social media taken at the scene show flames engulfing an already damaged warehouse in the port and a thick plume of …

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CMA CGM Humanitarian Aid Ship Arrives In Beirut. Is Met by French President

CMA CGM ship arrives in Beirut

PortandTerminal.com, September 1, 2020 BEIRUT – A CMA CGM cargo ship filled with humanitarian supplies for Beirut, still staggering after last month’s horrific explosion at its port, arrived today at its destination. French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Port of Beirut today where the Aknoul, a CMA CGM roll-on-roll-off ship was unloading its cargo of emergency humanitarian supplies. Rodolphe Saadé, …

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Senegal moving 3,000 tons of the explosive that destroyed Beirut’s Port

Busy streets in Dakar, Senegal

PortandTerminal.com, August 31, 2020 DAKAR, SENEGAL – Senegalese authorities are removing 3,050 tons of ammonium nitrate from the port of Dakar. Dock workers in this West African coastal city raised the alarm, port staff said, after news of the massive blast in Beirut, which killed around 200 people and injured at least 6,500.  The amount at the Port of Dakar …

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FBI team arrives in Beirut to take part in Port explosion probe (Associated Press)

Beirut Port Explosion

PortandTerminal.com, August 16, 2020 BEIRUT – Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a team of FBI investigators was due to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to take part in the probe of Beirut’s massive explosion, a senior U.S official said today after visiting the location of the blast. File Photo: David Hale, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs David …

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CMA CGM launches “A Humanitarian Ship for Lebanon” to ship emergency aid to Beirut

PortandTerminal.com, August 13, 2020 Global shipping line CMA CGM, which has deep emotional ties to Lebanon, launches international relief initiative to send medical equipment and essential goods and products to Beirut. MARSEILLE, FRANCE – The CMA CGM Group, owner of the third-largest container shipping fleet in the world, has announced that it is launching a humanitarian project to help the people …

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LEAKED VIDEO: Badly damaged Beirut seen in harrowing drone footage

Screen grab. Damaged mulit story building

PortandTerminal.com, August 11, 2020 BEIRUT (Newsflare)– Heartbreaking footage of the destruction in Beirut days after the fatal explosion. The clip, filmed by drone flyer Michel Khoury on August 7, three days after the deadly blast, shows the capital city in ruins while flying through the rubble of people’s homes. Michel, who was outside of the city while the blast happened …

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Exclusive: They knew. Lebanon’s leaders warned in July about explosives at port

The damaged grain silo of Beirut's harbor.AFP - Getty Images

REUTERS, AUGUST 10, 2020 “I warned them that this could destroy Beirut if it exploded,” said the official, who was involved in writing the letter and declined to be named. BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese security officials warned the prime minister and president last month that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut’s port posed a security risk and could …

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