Hamad Port to Boost Qatar’s Economy

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Hamad Port

The landmark achievement of partial operation of Hamad Port, one of the largest multi-purpose ports in Qatar marked a major milestone, coinciding with the National Day, to facilitate the growth and diversification of the country’s marine economy.

“In February, Hamad Port was officially named.  In July, we received our first ship delivering cranes for the project and today (December 24), its early partial operation will start,” HE the Minister of Transport Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said.

Hamad Port opened its general cargo and “roll-on roll-off” facilities yesterday and cleared its operations for the delivery of general goods, vehicle imports and construction equipment.

Hamad Port will handle 6mn containers a year once fully operational.  The  general cargo terminal can handle 1.7mn tonnes of general goods, 1mn tonnes of food grains and 500,000 vehicles.  It will also have a livestock terminal, a multi-use terminal, an offshore supply base, a coast guard facility and a port marine unit.

Along with the new expressway interchanges, the port will facilitate cost-effective cargo handling.

Source: Gulf