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.
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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.
29 May 2015
Dockworkers in Israel have ended a two-day strike protesting the creation of new foreign-run port terminals.
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.
20 Jun 2014
Pan Mediterranean, an affiliate of the Chinese government’s China Harbour Engineering Company, has won a preliminary tender to build a new port on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, according to the Israeli business daily Globes.
06 Aug 2013
Israel’s National Labor Court has ordered the federal government to temporarily halt tenders for the building of two new private ports until Sept. 1 and launch negotiations with unions regarding the process, Haaretz reports.
09 Jul 2013
Israeli ports are bracing for industrial action, including strikes, as labor unions weigh their response to planned reforms of the waterfront.
03 Jul 2013
Israel Ports Co. has published the first stage of an international tender for the operations of new container terminals to be built in Haifa and Ashdod, Israel.
24 May 2013
Yisrael Katz, Israel’s transportation minister, has announced that tenders for the construction and operation of two new ports will be issued by July 1, Haaretz reports.
21 May 2013
The Israeli government is planning to issue a tender to build a privately run seaport in the coming months, pledging to end the monopolies of the two main ports of Ashdod and Haifa, Haaretz reports.