Haifa port in Israel handled 1,263,552teu in 2010, achieving a record figure in container handling.

The port saw a 12% increase in teu in 2009.

The port said it expected performance to be even better in 2011, owing to the full integration of the Carmel terminal, which will provide an additional capacity of about 600,000 box moves a year.

The port also said it will complete the integration of an advanced terminal operating system at all container terminals and gates.