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Gunmen storm GNMTC headquarters in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) was attacked on Monday and Tuesday by armed individuals who entered the company headquarters demanding that a new management of the company be enabled by force of arms, in violation of all laws and regulations.

The storming of the company’s headquarters in al-Wahda al-Arabia neighborhood in Tripoli resulted in intimidating the management staff, disrupting the work process and creating confusion in all the company’s facilities, inside and outside, said the company in a statement issued on Tuesday.

“The General National Maritime Transport Company is one of the national companies owned by the Libyan State, which is engaged in trade with various international companies and institutions through its fleet of carriers and its subsidiaries, and thus such outlaw acts directly affect the company’s reputation globally and locally and affect the work the company is entrusted to and established for,” the statement said.

“The intrusion will have a negative impact on the interests of the Libyan state and public finances, which could impede the movement of tankers supplying Libyan ports with fuel and thus create a new crisis for citizens,” the statement added.

GNMTC appealed, at the end of its statement, to all the competent authorities to intervene urgently to stop such violations and irresponsible acts.

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