WASHINGTON: Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has tentatively agreed to provide container loading services at Hamad Port to a chemicals company. Mwani Qatar owns and manages three main commercial ports in Qatar: Doha Port, Al-Ruwais Port and Hamad Port. It signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) on August 7, 2017 regarding container loading services.
As per the MOU, Mwani Qatar will provide container loading and unloading services at Hamad Port berths as well as facilitating and developing support services for containers and trucks. Muntajat will export a number of its shipments through Hamad Port to various end destinations around the world. The CEO for the ports operator, Captain Al Khanji, said the MoU targets boosting Hamad Port’s capacity in the field of re-shipment and enhances its regional and international presence as a leading provider of integrated logistics services. Mwani Qatar’s new MOU is also aligned with the country’s National Vision 2030, aiming to boost global trade with Qatar. HE Minister of Transport and Communications said: “The MOU signed today between MWANI Qatar and Muntajat will boost Hamad Port’s contribution to the national economy and support our plans to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.
“Such cooperation is an ideal model for joint work among local institutions to support the local economy and the lofty goals the country seeks to achieve under the wise leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.” “Hamad Port has been able to achieve significant achievements at the regional and international levels in a short period of time as it has provided various international maritime transport lines and will continue work towards achieving economic diversification through opening new international lines to improve Qatar’s competitiveness and transfer it into a regional trading hub.” Muntajat CEO Abdulrahman Ali Al-Abdulla said: “The MoU will allow us to ship products directly from Hamad Port to customers which they are more than 2000 customers in 135 countries, in an efficient and quick way, “The MoU allows exporting Muntajat’s products directly to six destinations: Sahar and Salalah Ports in Oman, Mundra and Nhava Sheva ports in India, Port of Shanghai at China, and Dier Banji port in Turkey. There are plans to add new destinations in future.”