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Sea and Terminals Operation Division

Structure of the Operation Division, Sea and Terminals:

 

תפעולOperation department
Department head -
Ami Marrelli

The units included in the department:

  • Work schedule for mechanical equipment (crane operators and equipment operators).
  • Operation’s work schedule (signalers and stevedores)
  • Planning
  • Stevedoring tools warehouse
  • Damages unit
  • Storage

       About 570 workers

 Activity under the responsibility of the operation department according to units: 

  • Planning: Is in constant contact with the ships’ agents regarding the scheduling of crews (number of crew persons on board the ship and / or in the area, cranes and tools in accordance with the operational queue rules), Transfers demands to work stewards.
  • Work schedule mechanical and operation crew: receives demands for each shift separately, responds in as much the work force state of things permits.
  • Damages unit: Its assignment is to photograph and document the damages caused to cargos.
  • Storing: Assigned to receive or dispatch cargo from the warehouses.

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Containers department
Department head - Yehuda Nanikashvilli

The units included in the containers department: 

  • TOS – ships planners, area and customer coordinators.
  • CSC – Customer Support Center.
  • Trucks parking.
  • Internal and external scale.
  • Information and localization center.
  • Documentation.
  • Inspectors.

        About 40 employees

 Activities under responsibility of the containers department by units:

  • TOS – responsible for the allocation of containers storage area in the port while regulating the trucks and tractors traffic, plans the manner in which ships will be loaded.
  • CSC – Is the port’s customers support center and assimilation of the direct messaging system (transmitting manifests).
  • Containers parking – intake of containers and allocating storage area by company / sailing, release of containers from the port while regulating the trucks traffic throughout the port areas.
  • Scales – are responsible to weigh the trucks entering and exiting the port.
  • Information / localization center – is handling the ships manifest and issues cargo-accompanying certificates.
  • Documentation –inspects if t customers were correctly charged, and examines claims.

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Sea department
Department head - Tzvika Kfir

The units included in the sea department are:

  • Pilots.
  • Tug boats workers (officers, mechanics and sailors).
  • Anchorage workers

        About 85 employees

 The sea department is responsible for the following activities according to units:

  •  Pilots – are responsible for the entry and exit of ships from the port’s area.
  • Tug boats – are responsible to perform the entry / exit / relocation of ships according to the pilot’s instructions.
  • Anchorage – is responsible to tie or release a ship from the pier.
  • Boat workers – are responsible to sail the pilot’s boat and provide additional services to ships anchored outside the port.

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Bulk and liquid installations
Department head -
David Ben Gigi

The units included are:

  • Command room workers.
  • Conveying workers (in ships and warehouses).
  • Unloading pit workers

       About 21 workers

Activities under the responsibility of the bulk and liquids installations department:

  •  Command room – is responsible for the supervision and automatic feeding of substances into the ship observing the quantity for each hold.
  • Conveying workers – their assignment is to supervise orderly loading of the cargo to the ship and opening blockages on the conveyors.
  • Unloading pit workers – their responsibility is to unload train cars in an orderly fashion into the appropriate storages.

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Safety and emergency crew unit

The safety unit at the Port of Ashdod is responsible for operating the emergency crews, advancement of work safety procedures and implementation of the safety policy with the workers of the port and others operating in the port’s area.

The person in charge of the emergency and safety crew in the port is the Safety engineer Meir Amar.

The safety unit constitutes eight workers who deal with safety 24 hours per day. Most of them underwent training for safety supervisors and some are safety trustees. All safety personnel in the port are medical orderlies, among them one paramedic. The team receives professional backing from the port’s doctor.

The safety unit handles the storage of hazardous materials and the members of the team are equipped with special suits, respiration equipment and pressure suits. In case of a hazardous event, the safety crew is called in to handle the event, neutralize the hazard, and prevent its spreading.

The safety crews have the authority to top works in the port area should an engineering hazard or safety hazard appear, the safety crewmembers constitute part of the training array of the port.

During routine time, the safety crews’ work involves prevention activities, safety patrols and training workers.

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