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US firms interested in Israel port after passing last time

Three US firms have announced their official interest in bidding on Israel's biggest port, following a push by the US government to spark interest among US companies.

Photo: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Three American firms are among companies to officially indicate interest in bidding for Israel's largest seaport, following a push by the US government.

US officials hoping to put a chill on Chinese involvement in strategic infrastructure projects have been encouraging American firms to bid for the port in the northern city of Haifa, where state-run Shanghai International Port Group Co. won a contract to operate a separate facility in 2015. No US companies bid on that 2015 project despite American efforts.

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