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Israeli Ports

Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd. (IPC)  
is responsible for the development of Israel’s three commercial seaports in Haifa, Ashdod and Eilat and for providing them with the necessary infrastructure which will allow them to efficiently and competitively handle Israel’s international maritime trade. In addition to developing some of the country’s largest infrastructure projects, the company manages the government’s assets allocated for the facilitation of its international maritime commerce.

Ashkelon Port

Founded in 1968, the Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. Ltd. (EAPC) serves as a land bridge for transporting crude oil from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and vice versa.

The crude oil pipeline system consists of 3 separate pipelines:
A 42'' diam. line 254 km long links the Red Sea Port of Eilat with the Mediterranean Port of Ashkelon. The two other lines feed the Oil Refineries in Haifa and Ashdod. The company operates two oil ports and two oil depot terminals.

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. 

Ashdod Port

AshdodPortLogo.png Just 40 km. from Tel Aviv, it is the closest to the country’s major commercial centers and highways. Ashdod Port has been operating since 1965 and is one of the few ports in the world built on open sea. Ashdod Port handled around 808,700 TEUs in 2007, an increase of 17% compared to 693,000 TEUs in 2006. The cargo unloaded and loaded in 2007 amounted to 16.2 million tons, an increase of 7.2% compared to around 15 million tons in 2006. The company’s income increased around 12% in 2007 compared to 2006 totaling more than NIS 1 billion.

Eilat Port
The Port of Eilat is the only Israeli port on the Red Sea, located at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. It has significant economic and strategic importance. The Port of Eilat was opened in 1957 and is today mainly used for trading with Far East countries as it allows Israeli shipping to reach the Indian Ocean without having to sail through the Suez Canal.