US warns again of Chinese investment in Haifa
The US has once again warned Israel to reconsider Chinese investment in the port of Haifa in Israel. This warning, contained within a major spending bill currently passing through the Senate, follows a review late last year into the deal that would see China's state-owned Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) operate the terminal for 25 years.
Why 2019 will be a turning point for Haifa Port
During 2018, Haifa Port welcomed around 120,000 passengers. In 2019, it is expecting double this figure. This dramatic growth is on par with the overall tourism boom in Israel due in large part to daily flights from many destinations in Europe, North America and Asia. That said, according to Zohar Rom, Haifa Port spokesman and cruise manager, the number of tourists arriving by sea is still falling far short of the port’s potential.
ZIM and MSC announce a new cooperation on the India Sub-Continent – Mediterranean trade
ZIM and MSC announce a new cooperation, offering a fast and reliable connection between the sub-continent and the Mediterranean, as follows: ZII – ZIM India Israel Service with the following rotation: Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Haifa (west bound only) ZIE – ZIM India East Med Express with the following rotation: Mundra - Nhava Sheva – Colombo - Port Said West – Mersin – Piraeus- Istanbul – Mersin – Iskenderun– Mundra This new alignment is a major enhancement for ZIM customers on the trade, benefiting from a wide range of direct calls and improved transit time along with ZIMs renowned personal dedicated customer service.Upload News