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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Haifa Port News

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DP World to Partner with Israeli Firm in Bid for Haifa Port

Dubai's DP World is partnering with an Israeli group to bid for one of Israel's two main ports and to examine opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states, it said on Wednesday.The announcement came a day after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to normalize ties, and marks a big development in trade and economic collaboration.Dubai state-owned DP World, which operates ports from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires, signed a series of agreements with Israel's DoverTower including a joint bid in the privatization of Haifa Port on the Mediterranean…

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Israel Approves Privatization of Haifa Port

Israel gave final approval for the privatization of Haifa port, one of its main seaports, in an effort to improve competition in an industry that has been plagued for years by high costs and labor disputes, the port said on Tuesday.The green light by a ministerial privatization panel to sell the Mediterranean port in northern Israel came after the state reached an agreement with the main workers' union, which had initially opposed the plan.

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Haifa Port Co. Logs Record Year

Following the Port Reform Agreement that was signed on December 2018 - Haifa Port Company, the operator of all current terminals in Haifa Port, reports a total throughput of 26,264,000 metric tons and 1,464,000 TEUs in 2018, and it continues to be the largest and leading port in Israel in total cargo handling.Haifa Port Company said the 26.264 million metric tons represents a 1% increase over last year, and cargo distribution includes: Containers – 60%; Oil – 17%; Grains – 11%…

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Ships Stranded as Strikes Shut Israel's Main Ports

Striking workers shut down Israel's two main ports, leaving dozens of cargo ships stranded on Thursday in protest against the creation of competing foreign-run docks.At least 17 ships were waiting to unload at Ashdod port, with another 14 lined up to come in.

The 13,092 TEU Maersk Elba is the largest ship to call in Israel (Photo: Haifa Port Company)

Maersk Ship the Largest to Ever Call in Israel

The 13,092 TEU containership Maersk Elba arrived at Haifa Port's Carmel Terminal, becoming the largest ship ever to dock in Israel. Maersk Elba entered the Carmel Terminal Thursday, and was operated on by four STS cranes with an average productivity of 136 containers per ship hour. This ship is part of the weekly service line operated by the 2M Alliance of Maersk and MSC linking the ports of South Korea, China and Singapore to Haifa Port, and from there continues to the Adriatic ports. A video of Maersk Elba entering Haifa Port is available here.

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Major Shipping Companies Comes to Israel

The direct line shared by the world’s largest shipping companies Maersk and MSC is coming to Israel for the first time – as part of their massive 2M Alliance. Shipping giants MSC and Maersk have signed a cooperation agreement with the Haifa port. The agreement states that, starting from October, ships of the combined fleet will dock at the port on their way from China, South Korea, and Singapour to the Adreatic sea. The first ship, the Maersk Gustav, is the largest ship to dock in Haifa yet - 373 meters long, holding 10,000 containers.

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Haifa Port May Become Entertainment and Commercial Zone

Haifa port is about to be transformed and upgraded into a beautiful new set of centers to include an entertainment zone, a commercial zone and links to the city’s beaches, according to a report on www.haaretz.com. The National Planning and Building Council will discuss Tuesday whether to approve the plan to redevelop part of Haifa Port into an entertainment and commercial zone, says Haaretz . It is seen as one of the most important plans for developing the northern city and reestablishing its links with its beaches.

Workers End Strike at Haifa

Workers at Israel's state-owned Haifa Port ended their strike on Tuesday, a day after they walked off the job in protest at a government plan to build private, competing ports. A spokesman for the Chamber of Shipping said the port workers returned after Israel's labour court ruled that the parties must hold talks over their employment conditions. Nearly all of Israel's exports and imports are transported by ship, making the port workers' unions among the most powerful in the country.

Navis TOS Passes the Century Milestone

Navis SPARCS N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) reaches critical milestone with 100 terminals globally. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, has reached a critical milestone as more than 100 of the world’s leading terminals have named Navis SPARCS N4 as their official terminal operating system (TOS) of record. To date, 107 sites in 47 countries have committed to the SPARCS N4 terminal operating system, 63 of which are currently live.