December Records 45% Surge In Cargoes At Qatar Ports
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In December 2023, Hamad, Ruwais, and Doha ports demonstrated robust performance, exhibiting substantial growth in cargo handling volumes compared to the previous month, as reported by Mwani Qatar.

The cargo handling activities experienced a remarkable surge of 45 percent in December 2023, in contrast to November. Notably, building materials and RORO units exhibited growth rates of 110 percent and 47 percent, respectively, as disclosed by Mwani Qatar on X platform yesterday.

The combined handling of general and bulk cargoes across the three ports reached 137,518 tonnes in December 2023, marking a 45 percent monthly increase from the 94,990 tonnes recorded in November 2023.

Throughout December 2023, these ports received 223 vessels, with containers, RORO units, livestock, and building materials accounting for 107,634 TEUs, 8,339 units, 24,571 heads, and 49,184 tonnes, respectively.

In comparison, the handling of general and bulk cargoes in November 2023 amounted to 94,990 tonnes, reflecting a 22 percent rise from October 2023. During the same period, Qatar's ports received 226 vessels, and containers, RORO units, livestock, and building materials accounted for 125,202 TEUs, 5,656 units, 32,150 heads, and 23,422 tonnes, respectively.

Data from the Mwani Qatar website reveals that in 2023, a total of 2,546 ships called on Qatar's three ports. General cargo handling stood at 1,634,728 tonnes, while RORO (vehicles) totaled 72,697 units, containers reached 1,221,073 TEUs, livestock amounted to 419,425 heads, and building materials totaled 479,244 tonnes.

Specifically at Hamad Port in 2023, container handling reached 1,318,414 TEUs, break bulk amounted to 1,303,049 freight tonnes, bulk cargo accounted for 400,478 freight tonnes, livestock totaled 9,301 heads, and RORO units numbered 80,294. The port hosted 1,655 vessels throughout the year.

Hamad Port continues to advance as a key regional port, aiming to establish itself as a pivotal global trade hub, aligned with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030 for economic diversification. The design of container terminals prioritizes accommodating escalating trade volumes and facilitating economic diversification, crucial aspects of the national vision.

Additionally, QTerminals reported that in December 2023, Hamad Port received 137 vessels, handling 106,603 TEUs of containers, 31,000 freight tonnes of bulk cargo, 101,022 freight tonnes of break bulk cargo, and 8,310 RORO units. In November 2023, the port received 139 vessels, with container handling at 125,258 TEUs, break bulk cargo at 88,865 freight tonnes, RORO units at 5,645, and livestock heads at 8,000. QTerminals, a joint venture between Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Qatar Navigation (Milaha), plays a pivotal role in facilitating Qatar's imports and exports, promoting maritime trade, and fostering economic growth locally and regionally.

02 Jan, 2024 0 108
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