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

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Jerusalem: Israel’s largest port sets record for container traffic in 2020. 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-percent 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 percent was in unloading full import containers, totaling 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.

–IANS

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