Dangerous materials finally cleared from Beirut port

German firm Combi Lift, which was assigned by Lebanese authorities to clear dangerous materials at Beirut port, has completed its task, according to a Lebanese presidential statement on Monday February 8th. Some of the materials had been at the port since 2009.

The contract was signed last November to clear chemicals from 52 containers. The move came more than three months after the Beirut port blast in August 2020 killed about 200 people, injured thousands and caused more than $1bn in property damage. The event was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever seen.

Combi Lift signed a contract to remove flammable and highly reactive chemicals from containers at the port, and that contract has now been completed, according to the President’s office. The materials were now ready to be shipped outside of Lebanon.