Haifa Port set to break ground on first purpose-built cruise terminal

Haifa Port set to break ground on first purpose-built cruise terminal

The Israel port is one of the fastest-growing cruise destinations in the post-pandemic era

Haifa Port has selected Bermello, Ajamil & Partners (BA) to design the first purpose-built cruise terminal in Israel.

BA is among the most recognised cruise terminal designers in the world and has executed homeport cruise terminal projects from planning to commissioning at terminals in Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore, New York, Galveston and Mauritius.

Haifa Port has emerged as one of the region's most exciting ports, experiencing a surge in popularity, attracting approximately 380,000 Israeli passengers and 250,000 international tourists either calling at the port or embarking on cruises.

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This growth has been accompanied by the arrival of almost 30 different cruise brands, 10 of which have chosen Haifa as their homeport.

The new cruise terminal is set to become Haifa Port’s first significant project after its privatisation earlier this year and the development is poised to elevate Haifa to the next level as a major cruise hub in the Mediterranean.

The design of the new terminal will be part of a larger planned waterfront development. 

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