The full sign in the photo taken the previous day Click for a larger image
The sign is part of a series of signs located in Tel Aviv port showing the history of Tel-Aviv port. Translation of the text on the sign
Tel Aviv port logo
History in Port: A History of the Port of Tel Aviv
[Image: Porters unloading citrus boxes from a warehouse located inside the port]
Image courtesy of American Colony Photo Department
The citrus scent
Hundreds of thousands of citrus boxes are shipped through Tel Aviv Port each year. In December 1936, the first large citrus fruits shipment was delivered from Tel Aviv port in the presence of the mayor and dignitaries. The first fruit box was sent as gift to King George VI. The two adjacent buildings (Hangar 8 and Hangar 9) were used to store the citrus boxes that came out of the harbor.