Capt. Maor will replace Mr. Arie Rona who served in the post for the last 14 years. Maor acted as deputy director general at Zim Integrated Shipping Services
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced last week his decision to nominate Capt. Ygal Maor (53) as head of Israel's Shipping & Ports Administration, replacing Mr. Arie Rona who served in the post for the last 14 years.
The decision to nominate Maor was taken following long time experience in the shipping and logistic sectors in Israel and abroad. Maor acted as deputy director general at Zim Integrated Shipping Services responsible for chartered vessels, energy and the environment.
The Shipping and Ports Administration handles all activities relating to the safety of Israeli shipping, including testing and licensing vessels and anchorages; and training, testing, and licensing maritime personnel.
The Shipping and Ports Administration is also responsible for the following: guiding the activities of government ministries and other bodies so as to establish favorable conditions for the Israeli merchant marine.
It is also involved in preventing marine pollution; operating and developing harbors; and registering Israeli and foreign-flag vessels.
In times of emergency the Maritime Transport Authority operates in coordination with the National Emergency Board.