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Container traffic grows 17pc in Qatar ports in October

MWANI Qatar said that ports' container handling saw an increase of 17 per cent in October, reports The Peninsula daily

08 November 2020 - 19:00

MWANI Qatar said that ports' container handling saw an increase of 17 per cent in October, reports The Peninsula daily.

Building materials volume also increased 29 per cent, with 330 vessels visiting the Port of Hamad, the Port of Ruwais and the Port of Doha in October.



The ports handled 128,498 TEU, 36,625 tonnes of general cargo, 5,822 vehicles, 33,163 head of livestock, and 37,558 tonnes of building materials at the same time.



The Port of Hamad handled 123,924 TEU, 30,270 tonnes of general cargo, 5,665 vehicles, and 1,768 head of livestock.



Qatar's ports are also expecting an increased number of vessels that are visiting. There is a monthly increase of 14.8 per cent and 8.2 per cent for ships arriving and total net tonnage of ships respectively in September. The highest increase was the Port of Hamad which reach 30.8 per cent and 21.8 per cent respectively.



'Hamad Port's continuous achievements, advanced infrastructure, and strategic location make it an ideal gateway for investors in Umm Alhoul Free Zone. During the Covid period, the port played a vital role in ensuring a smooth supply of goods during these unprecedented times,' said Qatar Free Zones Authority.



Throughout the first half of this year, the Port of Hamad, the Port of Ruwais, and the Port of Doha registered a 102 per cent increase in general cargo handling.



1,509 ships docked at the Port of Hamad, the Port of Doha, and the Port of Ruwais at the same time. The ports also handled 727,716 tonnes of general cargo compared to 360,644 tonnes in 2019.


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