Ashdod port fined for sulfur spill

Ashdod port fined for sulfur spill

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry is fining the Ashdod Port Company NIS2.7m ($600,000) for marine pollution infractions, following a contamination incident involving sulfur.

In July, ministry inspectors said they discovered a large sulfur spill emanating from a ship at the port. Port workers have been blamed for the spill.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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