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Israel is a country in Western Asia. It is located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. The primary seaports are Haifa and Ashdod. The main port of Haifa which is currently being privatised with a concession awarded to Adani Group and Gadot. Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) is the operator of the new Haifa Bayport facility.

Controversial Borkum ship arrives in Port of Koper

Koper, Slovenia (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – The Borkum cargo ship has arrived in the Port of Koper in Slovenia and its arrival is causing some...

Spain refuses admission to Israel-bound vessel to Cartagena port

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – The Spanish government has refused a request by the ship Marianne Danica to dock at its Mediterranean port of...

Eilat Port to lay off half its labour force

Eilat, Israel (Ports Europe) March 20, 2024 – Half the labour force at Eilat Port are set to lose their jobs after the southern seaport due to the crisis...

Rome government approves return to Israeli ports

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) February 15, 2024 – The Inter-Ministerial Committee for Maritime Safety has unanimously resolved to reopen safely commercial...

Houthi ballistic missile heading towards Eilat port shot down

Eilat, Israel (Ports Europe) January 3, 2024 – Israel’s long-range Arrow air defence system shot down a ballistic surface-to-surface missile over the...

Gaza war, the IMEC and the Development Road

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) January 28, 2024 – New regional connectivity projects, such as the India-Middle East-Europe Corridor (IMEC) and...

Cruises also affected by the Red Sea crisis

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – Since October, Houthi rebels have been attacking cargo ships in the Red Sea, vessels the rebels...

Israel’s Trucknet plans land connection between Haifa and Dubai

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) January 12, 2024 – Israel’s Trucknet is planning a land connection between Haifa and Dubai for cargo delivery. The...

China’s COSCO Shipping line ends visits to Israeli ports

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) January 8, 2024 – China’s state-owned COSCO Shipping has ended visits to Israeli ports for the time being. This...

Eco Wave Power Global produces electricity in Port of Jaffa, Israel

Jaffa, Israel (Ports Europe) January 4, 2024 – Eco Wave Power Global AB, a leading wave energy company, has announced that it has started sending clean...

Absurd Iranian threat to “close” the Mediterranean Sea

Tehran, Iran (Ports Europe) December 24, 2023 – Absurd Iranian threat – the Mediterranean Sea could be closed if Israel, supported by the United...

Maersk – Red Sea advisory

On Friday 15 December 2023, A.P. Moller – Maersk announced that it would pause all vessels bound for the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden over the highly escalated...

ZIM service to continue using Israeli ports

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) November 28, 2023 – The Israeli global shipping company, ZIM, has announced that its ZIM Mediterranean Premium Service...

Israeli Port of Ashkelon has reopened

Ashkelon, Israel (Ports Europe) November 22, 2023 – Port of Ashkelon has reopened, reported the Argus energy service. Oil product loading has restarted...

Floating port off Gaza for aid via Limassol

Paris, France (PortSEurope) November 10, 2023 – A maritime corridor to help deliver more aid by sea to the Gaza Strip from Cyprus’ main Mediterranean...

Stevedores at Barcelona port refuse to handle military cargo

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) November 8, 2023 – A trade union organisation in the port of Barcelona has said its stevedore members will no longer...

Norwegian Cruise Line cancels 2024 visits to Israeli ports

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) November 2, 2023 – Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has cancelled all visits to Israel in 2024 due to the Israel-Hamas war. This...

New war risk service from Gard

Oslo, Norway (PortSEurope) October 31, 2023 – In response to rising geopolitical tensions, Gard, the largest marine insurer in the world, launched a new,...

Update: Israel to cover ships’ war damages

Ashdod, Israel (PortSEurope) October 29, 2023 – The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) said that compensation would be awarded for “war damage” caused to...

Israel’s Port of Ashdod starts to see economic effects

Ashdod, Israel (PortSEurope) October 27, 2023 – The Port of Ashdod has started to see the effects of the crisis with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The port is...

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