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Haifa

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The port of Haifa is located in the South part of the Haifa Bay. A naturally protected port: entry into and exit from it are possible the year round. The location and structure of the port permit ships to operate without interruption at all seasons and unaffected by the state of the sea. The port is protected by two breakwaters; the main breakwater which is 2.8km in length to the NW and the lee breakwater which is 760m in length to the E. The lee breakwater is now part of the Eastern container terminal. Within the port is a basin of 1,066,000m2, consisting of the main port and the less deep Kishon Harbour. The land area of the main port zone extends to over 1,000,000m2. Haifa handles most cargoes types and offers a wide range of services.
Load Line zone: Summer.
Max size: Largest vessel handled: Approx 80,000dwt.

NAVIGATION

Sea buoys, fairways and channels: The entrance channel to the Main Port, between the two breakwaters, has a width of 183m and a depth of 13.8m.
The entrance channel to the Kishon Zone is 80m in width and 12m in depth.
Pilot: Compulsory. The pilot service is provided throughout 24 hours. The pilot boards 0.5-1.5nm N of the main breakwater.
Anchorages:

Anchorage in the Bay of Haifa is protected from the strongest SW' gales, experienced during the winter.
Tidal range and flow: Range approximately 0.6m.
Dock density: 1025.
Weather: Prevailing winds: SW' gales (in winter) N gales in spring and autumn, sea and land breezes in summer.
Charts: 1585, 2634. Admiralty Pilot NP49.

Tugs: There are 3 tug boats available which have of propulsion of the "Voith" type which permits optimal maneuverability, with a power of 3,000hp and a towing force of 30t each.

BERTHS

Area

Usage

Length (m)

Depth (m)

MAIN PORT:

Quays 1-4

General cargoes

497

4.6-10.0

Quays 5-6

Passenger ships and general cargoes

259

10.0-11.5

Quay 7

General, bulk cargoes

158

11.5

Quays 8-9

Unloading grain using automatic plant

232

13.8

Quays 10-11

West container terminal

396

8.5-10.5

Quay 12

Ro-ro ferry quay

224

8.0

Finger berth

Passenger ships

110

7.5

Fuel piers

800

10.7

Piers for cargoes, passengers and services

560

5.5-10.0

Dolphins

296

10.2 - 10.8

East Quay

Containers and bulk

1,040

12.5

THE KISHON ZONE:

Quays 1-4

General cargoes

625

10.1

North chemicals terminal

Liquid chemicals

340

4.5-9.0

South chemicals terminal

Liquid chemicals

60

8.5

Fishery Dock

325

4.0

Facilities:

The port is equipped with Cranes of 35t   capable of lifting in tandem 60t.
Gantry cranes available at the container terminals E & W

For weights above this figure there are private cranes which can lift over 300t.

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Cargo: Forest products like paper, pulp, logs, metals, agriculture products and general cargo

 

Ballast/slag reception: Available.

GENERAL

Repairs: Available. Docking facilities: The dockyard has two floating dry docks with a lifting capacity of 20,000t and 1,100t. The length of the dockyard quays is approximately 900m, on which stand quay cranes with a lifting capacity of up to 60t. The depth of water next to them is 11.5m.
Bunkers/water/stores:
Fresh water: Available.
Bunkering Available. Fuel supply is effected by direct connection at the fuel quay or by means of road tankers or barge. The following types of fuel are supplied in the port: Heavy fuel oil with a viscosity of 1,500 seconds Redwood gauge at 100F, light fuel oil with a viscosity of 450 seconds Redwood gauge at 100F, marine diesel oil, standard grade.
Stores: Fresh, frozen, technical and bonded stores available.
Medical facilities: available
Transport: airport: Haifa (domestic/charter), Tel Aviv (international).
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Garbage: No garbage shall be thrown into the sea. Garbage has to be collected on board and discharged into the garbage collection barge operated according to fixed schedule. The above applies also to vessels at anchor in Haifa bay. The penalty for throwing garbage overboard is a fine of NIS 225 for the first offence and NIS 450 for each additional one.
Officials and visitors: No person is allowed to enter the port or board any vessel unless he is in possession of a boarding pass, which is issued by the port management.

 

Pollution: During a vessel's stay in port, no ballast, rubbish, ashes or other substances shall be thrown overboard, no bilge water or other refuse shall be emptied into the sea and no oil or oily water shall be pumped or allowed to leak overboard. The emission of dark or dense smoke is also forbidden.
Any person who fails to comply with these stipulations is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for a period up to six months or a fine of NIS 50,000.

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