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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.

DP World and Israel Shipyards sign cooperation agreement

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) September 16, 2020 – The UAE’s DP World and Israel Shipyards’ DoverTower subsidiary have signed an agreement to...

ZIM reports improved Q2 2020 financials

ZIM Q2 2020 results – August 19, 2020 The container shipping industry is dynamic and volatile and has been marked in recent years by instability of...

Analysis – The aftermath of the Beirut port obliteration

Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) August 7, 2020 – The port of Beirut, Lebanon’s busiest port, is not going to recover for many months after what is...

Israel’s ZIM shipping group announces improved Q1 2020 results

News – Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd (ZIM) has announced an improved set of financial results for January-March 2020, compared to the same period...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Israel, China on the agenda?

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) May 12, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make a brief visit to Israel tomorrow to meet with Prime Minister...

PSA Pra’: new EMA container service

First ship of the new containerized maritime service EMA (East Mediterranean – America) managed by the shipping companies ONE / COSCO / OOCL / Yang Ming...

ZIM shipping group announces improved 2019 financial results

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) March 20, 2020 – ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has reported improve financial results for 2019. Financial and Operating...

Analysis – Israel to privatise Haifa Port, China invests, Washington concerned

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) March 18, 2020 – In 2015, the Israeli government decided to sell off state-owned assets in order to raise funds to reduce debt,...

Haifa port benefits from Asian coronavirus crisis

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) February 26, 2020 – The Port of Haifa has published the following information (translated from hebrew) on its Facebook page:...

Rijeka and Haifa ports sign cooperation agreement

Rijeka, Croatia (PortSEurope) August 1, 2019 – During the visit of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to Israel, a cooperation International...

Analysis – Iran to lease Syrian container port of Latakia

Latakia, Syria (Ports Europe) April 8, 2019 – From October 2019, Iran is to lease the Latakia container terminal of Latakia port, gaining a highly...

Chinese development of Haifa port faces delays

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) March 11, 2019 – Haifa Municipality has registered an objection against the Haifa District Planning and Building Commission...

Bari, Brindisi ports to strengthen links with Israel’s Haifa

Bari, Italy (Ports Europe) February 13, 2019 – Haifa port authority representatives have completed a visit to the southern Italian region of Apulia to sign...

Haifa container terminal deal with China’s SIPG under review

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) December 23, 2018 – The Israeli government is widely believed to be reviewing the March 2015 deal that gives China’s Shanghai...

Israel to call tender for strategic partner in Haifa port

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) December 18, 2018 – Israel’s government has approved the a tender for a strategic partner in the operation of Haifa port,...

Arkas Line updates line calling at Genoa port

Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) October 31, 2018 – Arkas Line has announced updates for the services offered at the port of Genoa. With a view to improving the...

Concerns about Chinese management at Haifa port

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) September 15, 2018 – Shanghai International Port Group is reported to be the manager of the newly expanded Haifa port which...

Spain’s Pullmantur to launch cruise calls in two Israeli ports

Haifa, Israel (Ports Europe) August 13, 2018 – The interest of cruise shipping companies is turning towards the Eastern Mediterranean, with Spain’s...

AdSP presidents on trade mission to Israel

Bari, Italy (PortSEurope) July 1, 2018 – The presidents of the Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Meridionale and del Mar Tirreno...

Airobotics partners Shapir-Ashtrom in Haifa port project

Haifa, Israel (PortSEurope) May 24, 2018 – Airobotics, an Israeli startup, in partnership with Shapir-Ashtrom, will operate a project to survey the...

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