Israel’s largest seaport in the southern city of Ashdod is fully
operational, with containers being unloaded at a similar pace to a year
ago despite the global outbreak of coronavirus, the port’s chairwoman
Some 97% of cargo to Israel, by weight, arrives by ship and
the government has assured the country there will be no shortages of
There are currently 25 ships at the port and
since the start of 2020 some 200,000 containers have been unloaded, Orna
Hozman Bechor told Reuters.
“The pace is completely normal,” she said.
Only a handful of workers have had to self-quarantine because of
possible exposure to the virus and this has not impacted the pace of
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