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Haifa Port

The Port of Haifa is the largest of Israel's three major international seaports, which include 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 cargo ships. Annually, over 22 million tons of goods pass through the port. Over 1,000 people work there, with the number rising to 5,000 when cruise ships dock in Haifa.[1] The Port of Haifa lies to the north of Haifa's Downtown quarter at the mediterranean, and streches to some 3 kilometes along the city's central shore with activities ranging from military, industrial and commercial aside to a nowadays-small passenger cruising facility. 

Haifa port is spread over a broad area. The main port lies along the northern coastline of the city. The Eastern Container Terminal is located adjacent to Hof Shemen. The Kishon area include cargo handling facilities, a fishing port, sailing club, shipyard, chemical terminal and hinterland container depot.

The main port
The main port lies on the southern shore of Haifa Bay, at latitude 32048' N and longitude35001' E. The port is protected by two breakwaters: the main breakwater which is 2,826 meters long to the north-west and the lee breakwater which is 765 meters long to the east. The width of the entrance channel between the two breakwaters is 183 meters. The channel is 13.8 meters deep. Vessels with a draft of up to 13 meters can anchor safely in the main port. The port basin has an area of 2 million Sq. meters and the land area of the main port zone extends over about 700 thousand Sq. meters.

Port Operations
Haifa port employs modern, state-of-the-art operational methods for handling cargo. The port has invested in new equipment and the training of its skilled workforce. Nearly 90% of all the cargo passing through the port moves via container or trailers or is handled by one of the port's automated installations.


Port Regulations & Safety Requirements