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Haifa

Haifa is a northern Israeli port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. It is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep-water harbour, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. The harbour is managed by the Port of Haifa.

55 kg of cocaine seized in the port of Haifa

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – An operation by the authorities has seized 55 kg of cocaine in the port of Haifa. The drugs were discovered...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MSC Cruises changes schedule due to the Israel-Hamas crisis

Geneva, Switzerland (PortSEurope) October 24, 2023 – MSC Cruises changes schedules due to the Israel-Hamas crisis. Visits to some ports have been...

Reuters: Backlog at Israeli ports grows

Jerusalem, Israel (PortSEurope) October 15, 2023 – Under the headline Backlog at Israeli ports grows as country steps up shipping supplies global news agency...

ZIM continues to operate from Israeli ports

Haifa, israel (PortSEurope) October 12, 2023 – In an advisory to customers, Israeli shipper ZIM said that it continues to operate and accept bookings to...

Adani Ports message about Haifa

Ahmedabad, India (PortSEurope) October 9, 2023 – More than two days after Palestinian Islamist group Hamas gunmen burst across the fence from Gaza,...

Israeli ports and the Hamas attack

Ashdod, Israel (PortSEurope) October 9, 2023 – More than two days after Palestinian Islamist group Hamas gunmen burst across the fence from Gaza, entered...

Israeli protesters block Haifa port over judicial changes

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) July 4, 2023 – Demonstrations yesterday briefly blocked access to the Israeli seaport of Haifa. This was part of ongoing...

World Bank publishes “The Container Port Performance Index 2022

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) May 29, 2023 – The World Bank has published “The Container Port Performance Index 2022: A Comparable Assessment of...

AIIA: China’s overseas ports acquisition program

Canberra, Australia (PortSEurope) April 11, 2023 – In recent years, increasing Chinese investments in foreign ports have attracted media attention....

Israel government approves sale of Haifa Port Company

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) December 29, 2022 – The outgoing Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Transport Minister Marev Michaeli have approved the...

Adani, Gadot venture delay payment for Haifa port privatisation

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) September 13, 2022 – The Adani-Gadot venture will delay payment for Haifa port privatisation until November. The Israeli...

Israel has sold Haifa Port to joint venture of Adani Ports and Gadot

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) July 15, 2022 – Israel has sold Haifa Port to a joint venture of India’s Adani Ports and Gadot group. The value is...

ZIM reports record financial results for Q1 2022

HAIFA, Israel, May 18, 2022 – ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM), a global container liner shipping company, has announced...

Admiral’s TMM service makes first call at APM Terminals Castellón and Israel

Admiral Container Lines has added APM Terminals Castellón and two Israeli ports to its TMM service, which now connects Turkey, Spain, Isreal, Egypt and...

Cargo ships queue to enter Israeli ports

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) April 1, 2022 – The number of cargo ships queuing to enter Israeli ports is growing as ports cannot handle the volume. The...

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