The Port of Haifa 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 harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and handles about 30 million tons of cargo per year (not including Israel Shipyards’ port).
Here is some of interesting shipping movements –
3rd August – The 2017 built and 353 metre container ship MAERSK HONG KONG entered Haifa.
6th August – The 2005 built chemical tanker MARINER A left harbour.
13th August – The 2007 built and 260 metre container ship ZIM SHEKOU left Haifa.
15th August – The 2011 built offshore tug/supply ships BAILEY TIDE and the 2014 built CAMPOS TIDE were spotted anchored OPL.
23rd August – On completion of the departure of the 261 metre boxship ZIM QINGDAO, the 323 metre mother ship SEAMAX BRIDGEPORT was seen entering.
28th August – The 2018 built 366 metre mother ship COSCO SHIPPING ALPS entered port during her maiden call and the first ship to the Chinese Container Terminal that should open on 1st September. She was assisted by 4 tugs including AMATZIA II who saluted her with water display.
30th August – The last 2 SA`AR 6-class corvettes that were built in Germany from a batch of 4 INS ATZMAUT and INS NITZACHON arrived home during their delivery voyage.
31st August – The 2018 built RUS flag heavy load carrier TOPAZ OB arrived from Nemrut, Turkey with wind turbine blades.
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Published – Tuesday 31st August, 2021.