Ashdod Port is one of the few ports in the world built on open sea. Ashdod Port inaugurated "Eitan Port", the country’s first fully computerized container port
Ashdod port marked last week its 45th anniversary. Ashdod Port, located just 40 km. from Tel Aviv, has been operating since 21st November 1965 and is one of the few ports in the world built on open sea.
During 2005,Ashdod Port inaugurated "Eitan Port", the country’s first fully computerized container port, following an investment of around NIS three billion.
One of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Israel "Eitan Port", a deep water port, includes a 1,150 m. extension to the main breakwater and 1,700 m. of new quays with water depth up to 15.5 m.
Ashdod Port is the closest port to the country’s major commercial centers and highways and is regarded as the economic gateway to the State of Israel. The port employs 1,300 workers.