HAMAD PORT TO OFFICIALLY OPEN NEXT MONTH

Hamad Port is to be officially inaugurated in the first week of September, under the auspices of His Highness The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) announced.

Located in Umm Al Houl area of the southern part of Qatar, Hamad port will represent a paradigm shift in Qatar’s economic diversification and competitiveness, in line with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

A statement by MoTC explained that Hamad Port, the largest in the Middle East, spans an area of 28.5sq km. Its basin is 4km long, 700m wide and 17m deep; the specifications that qualify it to become capable of receiving large mother vessels.

The capacity of Hamad Port is to reach 7.5mn twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) annually on completion of all phases of construction. It has a general cargo terminal with a capacity of 1.7mn tonns annually, a terminal for cereals with a capacity of 1mn tonns annually, and another one to receive vehicles with a capacity of 500,000 vehicles annually. It also has a terminal for livestock, one for coastguard vessels and a terminal for marine support and backup, according to the statement.

Source: Government of Qatar