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Ashdod Port Reviews Year’s Activities

Ashdod port reviews year’s activities

Ashdod, Israel (PortSEurope) September 2017 – In January-August 2017, 1,040,000 TEUs were handled by the port, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year. In June 2017, there was a monthly peak of 141,000 TEU. Itzik Cohen, VP of Sea Operations and Terminals at the Ashdod Port and Yehuda Nanikashvili, Head of Container, said, “So far 2017 is undoubtedly the peak year in
the container movement of the State of Israel and the Ashdod Port. An increase of 4.0% compared to the same period in 2007. The second quarter of 2017 was a record quarter, during which 402,100 TEUs were transported, and in the last six months, March-August, this year, 500,000 units, which means that in the last six months the rate of transportation is one million containers a year. “ “In May 2016, the previous peak was 85,977 containers, and in May this year 88,187 containers were transported – a new record, and in June this year a record of 88,753 containers was achieved, and since the beginning of the year we have moved 80,000 containers or more in five different months, And by the end of 2016 they had registered just four months with a similar amount (all by the way in 2016). “ “In the last four months, the average output per crew was 162 containers, with an average of 169 containers per week in July, and the average weekly volume jumped to 19,000 containers, compared with 17,700 last year, an increase of 7 percent,” said Nikikashvili.” The CEO of the Ashdod Port Company, Yitzhak Blumenthal, congratulated the containers department on the achievements and emphasized that “we are committed to continuing to improve, to become more efficient and to meet the growing demands of us, in light of the needs of customers and the economy”. Source: Ashdod Port Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2017.

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