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...]

Maersk Elba Becomes Largest Ship to Call in Israel – Photos and Video

The Maersk Triple-E containership Maersk Elba became the largest ship to call in Israel on Thursday after docking at Haifa Port's Carmel Terminal. The Carmel Terminal was inaugurated in 2010 as the largest and most advanced terminal in Isreal with capacity to grow to 1 million teu per year. The terminal currently has six super post Panamax cranes, which can accommodate … [Read more...]