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Haifa port: 2010 was a record breaking year

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

As reported in Port2Port:

The port noted that 12% increase was registered in the number of containers transhipped through the port -TEU 1,263,552 handled

Haifa port, one of Israel’s main maritime gateway and main hub ports in the eastern Mediterranean, announced last week that the port handled TEU 1,263,552in 2010, a record breaking figure in container handling.The number of containers handled by the port represent a 1% increase over previous record reached in 2008 – TEU 1,251,158 and 11% increase over 2009.

In a press release issued last week, the port noted that 12% increase was registered in the number of containers transhipped through the port.

The port expects 2011 to be another record breaking yeardue to the full integration of the Carmel terminaland the introduction of new port equipment.

The Carmel terminal has a 700m main quay and a 250m secondary quay.  Water depth at quay stands at 15.5m. The terminal provides an additional capacity of about 600,000 box moves per year.

Alongside operating the Carmel terminal, Haifa Port will complete the integration of an advanced Terminal operating System (TOS) at all Port’s container terminals and gates. Integrating this advanced system will be a required milestone and platform for the continued improvement of the level of service to the company’s customers, and will best take advantage of the operational equipment and human resources at the company’s disposal.