Bigger ships to dock in Ashdod

The Port of Ashdod said Wednesday it completed a NIS 35 million project to allow the "giant ships" that carry goods along key international shipping lines to call at the port.

By DANIEL KENNEMER
September 21, 2006 07:09

 
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The Port of Ashdod said Wednesday it completed a NIS 35 million project to allow the "giant ships" that carry goods along key international shipping lines to call at the port. Eitan Port's Pier 23 was deepened from 12.5 meters to 15.5 meters below sea level, and Pier 21 was deepened to 14 meters, the Ashdod Port Company said. Also, Wednesday, the Haifa Port Company said that it initiated use of a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) system, installed at a cost of NIS 15m. over 18 months, that would ensure more efficient integration of the port's operations.

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