MUSCAT: CEO of Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) Captain Abdullah Al Khanji has stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between Qatar and Oman, especially in the fields of ports, maritime transport, logistics and free zones. Al Khanji was speaking during a visit by a high-ranking delegation from Oman representing ports, maritime transport, logistics and free zones sectors to Hamad Port and Al Ruwais Port in order to discuss ways of enhancing joint cooperation, trade and economic relations between the two countries. Captin Al Khanji stressed that Mwani Qatar continues its efforts to build strong and sustainable partnerships with ports, shipping and logistics operators to support domestic market stability and contribute to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030 goals. The visit started with a presentation on Hamad Port and its stages of construction, progress of the remaining phases and plans drawn by the Ministry of Transport and Communications to strengthen Hamad Port’s status as well as Qatar’s drive to become a major regional trade hub. The delegation toured Hamad Port where its was briefed about the modern facilities, services, marine docks, container terminals and other port facilities, which is Qatar’s main gateway to trade with the world.
The Omani delegation also toured Al Ruwais port for a firsthand insight into the facilities and to know more closely about the activities and services it provides and future plans. The port receives various types of commercial goods and serves as an additional outlet for the promotion of regional trade and the revival of the economy of the northern part of Qatar. The Omani delegation consisted of representatives of the Asayad Group, including National Ferries Company, Duqm Port, Sohar Port and Free zone, Salalah Free zone Company, Salalah Port Services Company and Oman International Container Terminal.