The current container traffic for Hamad Port, Ruwais port and Doha Port, which has cumulatively surpassed the 1 million mark, illustrates Qatar’s robust and vibrant maritime sector. Compared to 2018, the results for this year’s January-September period indicate that there has been a two percent increase of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) containers traffic.
Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) released the latest data about the ports’ performances for the January-September period: a total of 307,511 tonnes of general cargo was processed, which is a 23% increase from 2018; and a total of 54,555 vehicles were handled, which is a 7% increase from 2018. In addition, the ports processed 582,598 heads of livestock.
Compared to the other ports, Hamad Port is responsible for the majority of the container traffic because of its sophisticated and multi-purpose container terminal: it can process/service heavy equipment, livestock, general cargo, and provide offshore-supply services to support Qatar’s domestic oil and gas industry.
The container traffic for Hamad Port is expected to increase because of an expansion project: a second container terminal is being built.The incredible and constant growth of Qatar’s ports and container traffic/activity underscores the country’s capability and capacity to service and process large quantities of maritime traffic, and its reliability as a regional and international maritime terminal hub.
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