A special shipment of adhesive tapes from the Davik plant at Kibbutz Sde Boker represents the first Israeli export shipment to Dubai, travelling via Ashdod Port.
The customer from Dubai is a local company called KIMOHA, which purchased the adhesive tape designed to create carrying handles (that are found on six-packs of 1.5 litre bottles).
The customer has been in contact with Davik for several years; however, only in recent weeks has a logistical and financial solution been found that facilitated making this relationship a reality.
Orna Hozman-Bechor, chairperson of the Ashdod Port’s Board of Directors, said: “We are proud to be Israel’s first gateway for exports to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
“This export is the beginning of wide-scale activity that will have a great impact on the economics of the entire region.”
A statement from Davik Ltd noted: “Davik is proud to take part in this historic and symbolic event – the first merchandise sent to Dubai will leave the kibbutz of the first Prime Minster of the State of Israel.
“We are proud to participate in this historic step; and we have no doubt that if the ‘old man’ was still with us, he would be proud of the special significance that this lends to his vision of making the desert bloom.”
Earlier, it was announced that Ashdod Port was in advanced negotiations with DP World for the first operational collaboration of its kind in the Middle East, featuring the potential development of Terminal 21 as a semi-automated terminal where 24,000 containers can be docked.