Haifa Port has seen an increase in cruise ship passengers in the post-pandemic era
Haifa Port in Israel has enlisted Bermello, Ajamil & Partners to design the country’s first purpose-built cruise terminal.
The new cruise terminal is set to become the first significant project for new owners India’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (which has a 70 per cent stake) and Israel’s Gadot Group after the port was privatised earlier this year.
Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, which has successfully executed cruise terminal projects in six continents, has created a design that aims to be “especially sensitive to the history and culture of Israel” as well as the planned waterfront development.
Haifa Port has recorded rapid growth following the Covid-19 pandemic, attracting an approximately 380,000 Israeli passengers and 250,000 tourists either calling at the port or embarking on cruises. Almost 30 different cruise brands have visited, with 10 of them choosing Haifa as their homeport.