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Qatar handles 1.33 million TEU in 2018


Hamad port in Qatar handled record volumes of containerised cargo, vessels and livestock in 2018 when they received 4,781 vessels for a total of 1.34 million TEU.
The ports also handled 1.4 million tonnes of general cargo, 71,173 vehicles, 324,248 tonnes of building materials and 957,487 heads of livestock in 2018, reported The Peninsula, Qatar.
"Mwani Qatar continued to break record highs in 2018, maintaining excellent growth throughout the year, achieving its highest annual performance in containers, vessels and livestock, which recorded an annual growth of 70 per cent, 24 per cent and 12 per cent respectively, supported by 28 direct shipping lines," tweeted Mwani Qatar.
According to Qterminals, Hamad port handled 1.33 million TEU, one million tonnes of break bulk cargo, 255,000 of bulk cargo, 68,000 vehicles and 400,000 heads of livestock from January to December 2018. A total of 1,592 vessels called at the port last year.
Direct services to Hamad port have reduced long waiting periods for consignees to receive their goods. Mwani Qatar has signed agreements with a series of local, regional and international players to bolster the port's status in the region. The port is already making a paradigm shift in Qatar's economic diversification and competitiveness, import and re-export of goods.
Since commencing operations in December 2016, Hamad port has acquired a 28 per cent share of Middle East trade volumes.

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