Israel Welcomes Largest Ship to Date, Maersk Hamburg
Israel’s Haifa Port invited its biggest ship to day this weekend break adhering to upgrades at one the ports existing terminals.
The 15,300 TEU containership Maersk Hamburg reached Haifa’s Carmel Terminal as component of east-west trip by the 2M partnership (Maersk and also MSC). At 354 meters in size, a light beam of 54 meter, and also a draft of greater than 15 meters, the ship comes to be the biggest containership to ever before hire Israel.
Until lately, it appeared that vessels of this dimension would just have the ability to hire Israel after the building of brand-new terminals at Haifa and also Ashdod ports. However, upgrades by the Haifa Port Company, consisting of the purchase of 2 brand-new STS cranes and also dredging, offered the firm’s Carmel Terminal at Haifa the capability required to take care of a vessel such as the Maersk Hamburg.
The ship got here in Haifa after calling at ports in China and also South Korea and afterwards going through theSuez Canal From Haifa, it remains to the Adriatic prior to returning eastern.
Starting today, ships of this dimension will certainly quit at Haifa Port each week. The following ship, Maersk Havana, which was released last January, is currently coming close to the Red Sea and also will certainly show up in Haifa later on today.
Haifa Port Company Chairman Eshel Armony: “This is a vote of confidence by the world’s two largest shipping companies in the abilities of Haifa Port and in our strength. This is another step towards ensuring a bright future for Haifa Port, and an important milestone in our strategic plan”
Haifa Port Company CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Mendi Zaltzman: “Ships of this dimension, which will certainly currently show up in Haifa, do not come till they completely take a look at the physical abilities of the port to get them, and also the functional performance to lessen their remain in port. Shipping business get outstanding solution and also first-rate functional performance at Haifa Port, which conserve them a good deal of cash. The arrival of this ship, the very first ship to surpass a capability of 15,000 TEU, was prepared for a long period of time.