Our Story - נמל חיפה

The Port of Haifa is the largest, leading port in Israel both in terms of cargo handling and in terms of servicing passenger and tourist ships. The Haifa Port passenger terminal is the only one in Israel from which vacation cruises depart for the wider Mediterranean. Recently Haifa Port has opened up to activities for the general public, beginning with a daily cruises to the Akko Marina, shooting of television content, concerts and events in Hangar 15 and, primarily, preparations for the first stage of opening the Port as part of the municipal waterfront. The Port is operated by the Haifa Port Company, which is committed to continue operating as a growth engine for Israel’s economy.

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Milestones in the Haifa Port history

  • 1929

    The British building the Port

  • 1933

    inauguration of the Modern Haifa Port

  • 1947

    Illegal immigrant boats intercepted to the Port

  • 1948

    The British leaving the Port

  • 1948

    Ben-Gurion declares the Hebrew Port

  • 1950

    Tens of thousands of immigrants arrive at the Port

  • 1964

    Luxury Cruise Liner "Shalon" Arrives at the Port

  • 1979

    President Anwar Saadat of Egypt arrives at the Port

  • 2005

    Haifa Port Company established

  • 2010

    Carmel Terminal inauguration

  • 2018

    Hosting huge events in Hangar 15

  • 2018

    Inaugurating the Renovated Passenger Terminal

  • 2018

    “Ninja Warrior" Arrives at the Port

  • 2019

    Largest Cruise Ship Enters the Port


  • Chairman of the Board

    Eshel Armony

  • Director

    Liza Singer

  • Director

    Ronen Sasson

  • Director

    Ofer Benishay

  • Director

    Natalie Or-Chen

  • Director

    Asaf Rafeld

  • Director

    Omri Cohen

  • CEO

    Mendi Zaltzman

  • VP Operations

    David Cohen

  • VP Finance

    Shirley Helman Harosh

  • VP Marketing

    Alitche Frenkel

  • VP Resources

    Dalit Bizan

  • Legal Adviser

    Gal Somech

  • Acting Internal Auditor

    Ana Genkin

  • Corporate Secretary

    Asaf Gavish

  • Head of Cruises, Tourism, MarCom & PR

    Zohar Rom