In Effort to Break Monopolies, Israel to Build Private Ports in Haifa and Ashdod

If it goes ahead, the new ports in Haifa and Ashdod will mark a major step forward in efforts to break powerful public sector monopolies and the unions that dominate them.

Over the next few days, the government will begin a multi-billion-dollar undertaking to develop two privately operated ports, one in Haifa and one in Ashdod.