During the first quarter the port handled 5,245,000 tons of cargo. The port's container sector shows an increase of 14% to TEU 297,319
Haifa port, one of Israel's main maritime gateway & main hub ports in the eastern Mediterranean, announced last week that business results for the first quarter show that port cargo volume have bottomed out.
During the first quarter the port handled 5,245,000 tons of cargo, an increase of 15% compared to the parallel. The port's container sector shows an increase of 14%, from TEU 261,880 in the first quarter of 2009 to TEU 297,319 in the first quarter of 2010.The port registered an increase of 18% in containers import volume, TEU 148,000 and 9% increase in exports, TEU 149,000.
Mendi Zaltzman, Haifa port CEO, noted that the port has not only enjoyed increase in volume but also an increase in container productivity which has reached TEU 25 container movements per crane per hour.
Zaltzman added that the increase in volumes together with the soon to be installed TOS system which coincides with the time when the new gantry cranes due to be installed at the new Carmel terminal will enable the port to keep providing its high level of service to ships an cargoes.