The Port of Haifa has specialized facilities for the handling and storage of chemicals at its Northern and Southern Terminals.
Northern Chemical Terminal
Is located on the northern side of the Kishon Zone on land especially chosen for this purpose due to its distance from populated areas and its proximity to the local chemical industries. Three tankers can be handled concurrently at the terminal where water depth at the quay ranges from 8 meters to 11 meters and lengs 475 meter.
A dedicated underground piping system for the direct delivery of substances such as
G.P.M., methanol, MTBE, and aromatic chemicals to area plants.
Facilities and systems for ammonia and ethylene storage, and delivery.
The terminal and docks are protected by a computer-operated firefighting system.
Various auxiliary services provide nitrogen for operations, drinking water supply,
compressed air, public address systems, firefighting equipment, and weigh bridge.
The terminal has specialized personnel available at all times who are trained and
equipped with firefighting equipment and able to respond immediately in case of fire of
Southern Chemical Terminal
The terminal is located at the end of the general cargo quay in the Kishon Zone. The terminal includes about 70 storage tanks for materials having a flash point above 300C. The tanks are connected by pipeline to a berth which can serve one ship. The Southern Terminal is operated by Gadot Terminals Ltd.
Refined Oil Products
Refined oil products, both for import and export, can be handled at the oil terminal operated by the Fuel Services Company Ltd. The following types of fuel can be loaded onto or discharged from tankers: aviation fuel, gasoline, diesel oil, kerosene, marine diesel fuel, and light and heavy fuel oils.
Inside the Port
A jetty for handling refined oil products is situated on the eastern side of the main port. Up to two ships can be moored simultaneously at the fuel jetty, one on either side (draft 9.7 to 10.4 meters). A discharge rate of up to 1,000 tons per hour is achieved by 10"/12" diameter pipes.
The Outer Anchorage
A multi-buoy installation is located in Haifa Bay, north of the port. Crude oil is unloaded at the installation and moved by submerged pipeline to a tank farm. From there the crude oil can be piped to the Haifa Refinery. Crude oil can be discharged at a rate of up to 2,500 tons per hour from oil tankers and is transported to the tank farm via a 32" diameter pipeline.
The Fuel Services Company tank farm in Kiryat Haim has 41 tanks with a combined capacity of 937,000 cu.m. for the storage of crude oil. An additional 16 tanks, with a capacity of 157,000 cu.m. are available in the main port for the storage of light and heavy crude oils, diesel oil, kerosene, and gasoline.