Labor Dispute Leaves 20 Ships Waiting to Dock at Ashdod Port

Industrial action by port workers has led to a backlog of 20 ships at Ashdod port and six ships at Haifa port waiting to unload their cargo, said Eitan Rapaport, president of the Shipping Association.

Haim Bior
Haim Bior
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Haim Bior
Haim Bior

Industrial action by port workers has led to a backlog of 20 ships at Ashdod port and six ships at Haifa port waiting to unload their cargo, said Eitan Rapaport, president of the Shipping Association.

A spokeswoman for the Histadrut's Haifa branch said yesterday that output at the ports was "lower than usual," since no agreement had been reached with the Ports Authority regarding expected changes in their management structure. Each port will operate as an autonomous business unit.

The spokeswoman said that the port workers' concerns would be brought up tomorrow at a meeting between Histadrut Chairman MK Amir Peretz and Transport Minister Ephraim Sneh.

Rapaport called on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to bring about an agreement between the port workers and the Ports Authority. He said that trade to and from Israel has suffered a severe blow due to recent events and that sanctions at the ports have aggravated the situation, causing unestimable damage.

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

NOW: 40% OFF
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

הקלטות מעוז

Jewish Law Above All: Recordings Reveal Far-right MK's Plan to Turn Israel Into Theocracy

איתמר בן גביר

Why I’m Turning My Back on My Jewish Identity

Travelers looking at the Departures board at Ben Gurion Airport. The number of olim who later become yordim is unknown.

Down and Out: Why These New Immigrants Ended Up Leaving Israel

Beatrice Grannò and Simona Tabasco as Mia and Lucia in "The White Lotus."

The Reality Behind ‘The White Lotus’ Sex Work Fantasy

The Mossad hit team in Dubai. Exposed by dozens of security cameras

This ‘Dystopian’ Cyber Firm Could Have Saved Mossad Assassins From Exposure

מליאת הכנסת 28.12.22

Comeback Kid: How Netanyahu Took Back Power After 18 Months in Exile