Qatar's port of Hamad now fully operational
Hamad Port in Umm Al Houl (Qatar) has been officially opened for business. It is the newest among the six ports extending along the country’s coasts, namely: Doha, Mesaieed, Haloul, Ras Laffan and Ruwais.
The new port, located in the city of Mesaieed south of Doha, covers 29 sq km and cost USD 7.4 billion to build. Hamad Port’s general cargo terminal has a capacity of 1.7 million t per year, its grain facility a capacity of 1 million t per year, and the planned total container capacity is about 7.6 million containers, including 2 million containers per year during the first phase of operation.
Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has expanded its maritime network with routes to the ports of Sohar and Salalah in Oman, Shuwaikh (Kuwait), Karachi (Pakistan), Izmir (Turkey), and Mundra and Nhava Sheva (both India). (kd)