The ports of Qatar registered a whopping 86% growth in cargo handling in December 2022, when compared to December 2021 on year-on-year basis. “Mwani Qatar ports (Hamad Port, Doha Port, Ruwais Port) handled over 140,000 tonnes of cargo in December 2022, registering a YoY growth of 86%. Livestock increased by 98% and vessels by 5%, compared to December 2021,” the Mwani Qatar tweeted yesterday. The ports of Qatar handled 128,688 containers, 140,601 tonnes of general cargo, 45,985 tonnes of building materials, 6,263 vehicles and 38,867 heads of livestock in December 2022 while 267 ships docked at Qatari ports.
Furthermore, in 2022, Hamad Port handled 1,408,804 containers, 520,324 tonnes of bulk cargo, 983,033 tonnes of general cargo, 78,588 vehicles and 45,808 heads of livestock, while 1,569 vessels called at Hamad Port the last year. Hamad Port has a uniquely-designed port control tower at a height of 110 metres, a customs inspection area for rapid cargo clearance, a ship inspection platform and multiple maritime facilities, in addition to other utilities such as storage units, mosques, rest areas, medical clinics and the offices required for port operations. With a capacity of 7 million freight tonnes per year, Hamad Port General Cargo Terminal serves the increasing demand of domestic economy and supports trade exchange between Qatar and the world.