Israel Welcomes Largest Ship to Date, Maersk Hamburg

Israel’s Haifa Port welcomed its largest ship to date this weekend following upgrades at one the ports existing terminals. The 15,300 TEU containership Maersk Hamburg arrived at Haifa’s Carmel Terminal as part of east-west voyage by the 2M alliance (Maersk and MSC). At 354 meters in length, a beam of 54 meter, and a draft of more than 15 meters, the ship becomes the largest … [Read more...]

Gaza Fishing Vessels Challenge Israeli Blockade

by Nidal al-Mughrabi (Reuters) - A group of Palestinian fishing boats that sailed off the shore of Gaza to challenge an Israeli naval blockade of the coastal enclave drew warning shots from the Israeli navy on Saturday, the boats’ organizers said. About 20 fishing boats set sail from Gaza City port toward the maritime border with Israel. The Gaza Health Ministry said there … [Read more...]

Israel Asks Cyprus to Consider Shipping Route for Gaza, Official Says

ATHENS/JERUSALEM, June 26 (Reuters) - Israel has asked Cyprus to examine the possibility of establishing a shipping point on the island for sending goods to the Gaza Strip, a Cypriot government spokesman said on Tuesday. Goods shipped by sea usually come to an Israeli port and are transferred to Gaza over land. Israel enforces a maritime blockade on Gaza, which it says is … [Read more...]

Israel Opens Criminal Investigation into Maritime Contract Award

JERUSALEM, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Israel's State Attorney has ordered the opening of a criminal investigation into the awarding of a maritime procurement contract, the Justice Ministry said on Monday. In December, Israeli lawyers had planned to petition the Supreme Court to intervene over the awarding of a defence contract to Germany's ThyssenKrupp, amid allegations of a … [Read more...]