Israel is hoping that a $2 billion port expansion drive, involving construction of two major container terminals at the ports of Haifa and Ashdod, will help it stave off a trade capacity crunch.
02 Jun 2015
China's Shanghai International Port Group late last week inked a deal with Israeli port authorities, obtaining the right to run the new Haifa port in northern Israel for 25 years.
28 May 2015
Two of Israel’s largest seaports remained closed Thursday after dockworkers defied a court order, leaving their posts in opposition to new government contracts with private port operators.
28 Oct 2014
For the second time this month, dockworkers in Haifa walked off the job to protest port privatization being pushed by the national government, leaving the largest Israeli port at a standstill.
06 Oct 2014
Workers at the state-owned port at Haifa walked off the job on Monday, bringing one of Israel's major shipping gateways to a standstill