Middle EastPorts and Logistics

SIPG opens Haifa terminal

Israel opened a new $1.7bn terminal at the Port of Haifa yesterday.

Operated by Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), the terminal can handle the largest boxships afloat.

“I’m sure we can leverage this opportunity not just for local prosperity, but for realising opportunities and making a real contribution to our neighbours in the Middle East,” transport minister Merav Michaeli said in a statement.

Another new port on the Mediterranean coast is due to open in Ashdod by the end of the year, to be operated by Terminal Investment Limited, the ports subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC).

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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