Ashdod Port, working with the Chinese company PMEC, has begun extending Dock 24, adding two docking pilings and a connecting bridge to the north of the recently activated Dock 24.
The port's Dock 21 was closed not long ago for upgrades and expansions needed to dock larger ships. As a result, Dock 24 was readied to avoid glitches to ongoing operations. Currently two pilings are being positioned to allow docking for longer ships: the first is some 30 meters north of the dock, and the second some 90 meters distanced. Access bridges will be constructed between them and the dock.
Construction is expected to take about one month and will involve two unique barges, one being 40 meters long and outfitted with a massive crane, and the other being 60 meters in length. This is a further stage in the significant engineering project at Ashdod Port to upgrade the dock as part of an extensive plan to advance the port. The outcome will increase the port's ability to professionally address international standards.
The construction is part of additional activities being carried out at the port and which aim to provide clients with quality service.
Photo: Avi Roccah