Entering the Port
Every person and vehicle entering the port must have a proper permit. Entry is granted upon presentation of this permit at the port entrance. A single entry permit is available for purchase at the port gates. To receive a multiple entry permit one must apply in writing to the office of the Port Security Officer (regarding why repeated entry is required).
A boat service for carrying passengers and crew to ships anchored outside the breakwater and in the bay is provided at all times.
Good quality drinking water is supplied directly from hydrants. There is no need to disinfect the water - it is frequently tested and disinfected, if necessary, using chlorine.
Bilge Water Removal from Sailing Vessels
The port has a contractor offering ship bilge water disposal and/or fresh water supply to all sailing vessels by barge. Bilge water disposal and separation treatment is carried out in facilities approved by the proper legal authorities.
Garbage Collection from Sailing Vessels
Service is available for collecting garbage from sailing vessels to a barge where it is transported to trucks for removal from the port to a fitting or authorized site.
The port is connected to the national rail network which connects Haifa with Nahariyah to the north and Jerusalem, Dimonah and Oron to the south.
There is a large government hospital close to the port. A quarantine station operates 24 hours a day (including holidays). Free medical advice is also available by means of the shore station (4x0).
International air connections are available via Ben-Gurion Airport (about 105 km from Haifa). Domestic flights are also available at Haifa Airport.
Tally Services for shipowners, are provided at shipside by tally contractors.
The Marine Meteorological Unit in the Port of Haifa is a branch of the Marine Division of the central Meteorological Service at Beit Dagan. This unit maintains contact with about 30 Israeli ships, which carry out on-board meteorological observations. Forecasts, maps, and strong winds and stormy seas warnings are conveyed to all concerned in the port, shipping agents, and all ships sailing from the Haifa port. The station broadcasts a weather forecast twice each day for the eastern basin of the Mediterranean via the shore station (4 x 0). A recorded weather forecast is available by telephone by dialing
+972-4-8518505 in Haifa, or by phoning the Meteorological Service at Beit Dagan
at +972-3-5600600, and can be accessed through the internet site www.ins.gov.il
The team operates 24 hour/day, 364 days per year. The squad transports injured employees to medical facilities, fights fires and deals with hazardous cargoes. It also is involved with activities aimed at preventing work accidents and damages.