Israel's largest port sets record for container traffic in 2020

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Israel's largest port sets record for container traffic in 2020

Israel's largest port sets record for container traffic in 2020

IANS   ¦    Jan 27, 2021 07:42:18 AM (IST)

Israel\'s largest port sets record for container traffic in 2020-1Jerusalem: Haifa Port, the largest and busiest port in Israel, on Tuesday reported an all-time record high in container handling despite the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

The Mediterranean port, located in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, handled a total capacity of about 1.47 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) throughout 2020, a 6-per cent increase year on year.

The port's previous record of about 1.46 million TEU was set in 2018.

The most substantial increase of 9 per cent was in unloading full import containers, totalling over 5,94,000 TEU in 2020, compared with 5,44,000 TEU in 2019, the port said in a statement.

In terms of exports, the number remained almost unchanged, with about 3,62,000 TEU loaded in 2020, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Haifa Port, with about 1,000 workers, handles almost 30 million tons of cargo each year.






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