The Ashdod Port Company concludes a successful year from an operational point of view and reports an increase during the year 2007, of about 17% in the total containers traffic in terms of TEU compared with 2006. Additionally, during the year 2007 the total cargos’ traffic in the port reached 16.2 million tons, a 7.2% increased compared with the year 2006.
The total number of vehicles unloaded in the Port during 2007 was 90,946, a 20.5% increase compared with the year 2006. For the first time about 50% of the vehicles arriving in Israel were unloaded at the Port of Ashdod. Additionally, the passengers’ traffic during 2007 was 168,462 passengers, a 70% increase compared with the year 2006. For the first time, over 60% of the total passengers’ activity in Israel was performed in the Port of Ashdod.