Qatari ports witnessed huge rise in cargo handling last month


Owing to robust growth in movement of containers and general cargo in the ports of country, Mwani Qatar has set record for handling container volume.

“Mwani Qatar has set a new monthly record for container volume having handled more than 133,000 TEU, a 14% increase over last November,” Mwani Qatari tweeted yesterday.

It added that general cargo increased by 268% to more than 233,000 tonnes, the second highest number handled in one month at HamadPort, RuwaisPort.

According to infographic shared with the tweet, the ports of Qatar handled 133, 401 TEUs; 233, 481 tonnes of general cargo; 6123 vehicles; 29, 528 heads of livestock and 41, 052 tonnes of building material in November 2020. The number of vessels visited Qatari ports last month stands at 322. It is to be noted that ports had handled 63, 413 tonnes of general cargo in November 2019.

QTerminals, terminal operating company providing services at Hamad Port, also announced yesterday of handling highest volume of general and bulk cargo since company’s start in 2016.

“QTerminals has record statistics this month as it has handled the highest number of TEUs, general cargo and bulk cargo since the company’s inception in 2016. We are hugely proud of our staff for this excellent achievement,” QTerminals tweeted yesterday.

Sharing details, QTerminals said that it handled 129, 747 TEUs; 44, 229 tonnes of bulk cargo; 141, 631 tonnes of break bulk cargo and 6010 vehicles at Hamad Port in November 2020.

The number of vessels visited Hamad Port last month stands at 154.

The cargo movement at the ports of Qatar had also witnessed a significant increase in October 2020. The ports’ container handling had seen an increase of 17 percent in October 2020 compared to the same period of 2019 reaching nearly 128,500 TEUs.

The ports had handled 128, 498 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) containers; 36,625 tonnes of general cargo; 5822 vehicles; 33,163 heads of livestock and 37, 558 tonnes of building material in October 2020. Hamad Port had handled 123,924 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) containers; 30,270 general cargo; 5665 vehicles and 1768 heads of livestock in October 2020.
Source: The Peninsula



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