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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Al Ruwais Port - Qatar

Al Ruwais

Working Member

Al Ruwais Port – Qatar

General Manager of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
Mr. Naeem Bin Ibrahim El-Naeem

Location

Al-Ruwais Port, the second commercial port, is located at the northern tip of Qatar.

The number of berths in the port is 39, including:

  • General cargo berths-containers and RO-RO berths.
  • Grain and fodder berths.
  • Unpacked cargo berths, cooled cargo berths and general cargo berths.

The depth of sea waters in such berths ranges from 9 up to 14 meters, while its total length is 7837 meters. Such berths are provided with modern equipment and installations for cargo handling and stowage, in addition to carrying it from the port, also forklift and other electronic lifts of different types, some of which are of 3.2.15 tons capacity. Moreover, lifts for unloading grains, receiving dock with a length reaching 4000 meters and the sea depth along the dock ranging between 4.5 and 6 meters.

They are represented in Authorities, associations, councils and administrations working in the field of the Arab Sea Ports facilities.

Berth Properties

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Port Characteristics

The port plays the role of an additional access facility to promote the regional commercial shipments and to revive and invigorate the economy of the northern part of Qatar.

Besides the usual handling of general cargoes, the port is now handling the increased demand of foodstuff and other commodities. Al Ruwais port provides a ready solution by acting as gateway for fresh commodities from neighboring countries. These also included frozen and chilled commodities arriving in reefer containers.

Ruwais Port has witnessed recently substantial improvements by Mwani Qatar in an effort to rehabilitate and align it with international ports standards. The navigation channel at Ruwais Port is dredged to 5 meters, new docks are built at 7 meters depth and six marine berths constructed at a combined total length of 1414 meters, to be able to accommodate commercial vessels.

The navigation channel and port docks will be further expanded and dredged to reach 10 meters depth during the final stage of Al-Ruwais Port upgrade project. This will facilitate the entry of all small and medium ships and cruise ships, in addition to further trade expansion with neighboring countries.

Engineering Features / Productivity Features

Berth No.LengthMaximum Draft
01 & 02 470m 12.1m
03 228m 10.2m
04 & 05 366m 10.9m
06 198m 9.6m

The new Administration of the Port of Tripoli has pledged to develop and update the Port both in operation performance and delivery of services, with the aim to better serve and facilitate the transactions of the Port’s clientele. This Administration proceeded with a full renovation of the entire infrastructure including water, electricity, internal pass ways and warehouses. Vacancies in Human Resources were also filled. It is currently executing a plan to update and upgrade its Information Technology infrastructure to encompass the Administrative, Financial, and Commercial operations. In addition, Tariffs were carefully revised so that the cost of services offered by the Port become an unavoidable option when it comes to shipping in the Eastern basin of the Mediterranean sea. The aim of this Administration is to turn the Port of Tripoli into a Corporation that is organized, modern, and dynamic, with the required agility to be responsive to futur requirements for update and change, in order to attend to the interests of the Port’s clientele. Large development projects, especially the construction of the new Berth which is 1,200 m long and 15 m deep with an accompanied land area of 600,000 m2, will definitely elevate the status of the Port of Tripoli to become at par with International Ports, and to occupy a prominent position on the international shipping map. A- Warehouses and Yards
  • 4 Warehouses for dry drainage goods, with an area of 11,000 m2
  • 10 Warehouses for dry drainage goods and Wood, with an area of 17,500 m2
  • 5 Yards to store vehicles, with an area exceeding 10,000 m2
  • 1 Yard to store Containers, with an area of 10,000 m2
  • 1 Yard for general purpose, with an area of 15,000 m2
  • 2 Yards with an area of 3,000 m2to store fir wood
B- Port Equipment
  • 6 Mobile cranes with capacity of 125-165 Tons
  • 7 Mobile cranes with capacity of 100-120 Tons
  • 10 Mobile cranes with capacity of 70-90 Tons
  • 20 Mobile cranes with capacity of 40-65 Tons
  • 11 Mobile cranes with capacity of 25-38 Tons
  • 15 gafs for drainage goods
  • 24 Forklifts
  • 8 Bulldozers
  • 30 Trucks
  • 4 Tractors
  • Equipment for stowage of dry drainage goods
C- Water Supply
  • 8 outlets to supply ships with water using modern technologies
  • A shalon with a reservoir to supply ships with water inside and outside the basins (this service is provided by the guidance station)
D- Electric Power Supply
  • electric lamps in all the parts of the Port
  • 20 lamps that work on solar energy
  • Electric power supply on demand for ships and goods according to the adopted fees
E- Security and Guardianship
  • 40 security guards that work 24/24 to protect and guard the Port and the Free Zone
  • A network of surveillance cameras with a fiber optics infrastructure, currently under construction
F- Parkings
  • Administration and visitor parking with a capacity for 50 vehicles
  • Transit and Free Zone parking, with a capacity for 100 trucks
G- Toilets
  • 4 washrooms and toilets distributed around the Port (under construction)
H- Duty-Free Market
  • A Duty-Free market with an area of 880 m2, developed by Interwoods Company.
I- Other Services
  • 3 Cafeterias to serve the Administration building and the Berths
  • A Hospital – under construction
  • An office for the Workers’ Union
StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Development Plan

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport & Communications, Mwani Qatar, which manages the Al-Ruwais port, has opened a unique market place where traditions meet trade. 

Al Mina Market – Ruwais will be an independent element of Al-Ruwais port where sailors/traders from around the region and the Indian subcontinent have the opportunity to trade products from their respective countries. Al Mina Market is a traditional market place to keep up with the history of this trade which dates back to the middle ages that once drove the world economy. 

Apart from contributing to the revival of economic activity in the northern regions of Qatar, the port also envisages to become a trading hub for goods from neighbouring countries.

The market is about 3,200 square meters in size with each shop space occupied by traders who change regularly. Some of the foodstuff you would see are canned foods, chips, dates, local sweets, spices, dried fruits, nuts, juices and so much more. Shoppers would also find some functional furniture, interior decoration items such as wall paintings, and water fountains.

Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Cargo Handling2000000Thousand Tons/Year
Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Containers Handling (TEU)900000TEU/Year
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Draft)14Meters
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Length)300Meters
Container Handling Rate2465TEU/Day
General Cargo Stevedoring Rate38356Tons/Day
Working Hours113974Hour
General Cargo Handled During The Year 20053850Thousand Tons
Containerized Handled Cargo During The Year 20058529Thousand Tons
Dry Bulk Cargo3882Thousand Tons
Liquid Bulk Cargo57Thousand Tons
Number Of Handled TEU During894809Thousand Tons/Container
Number Of Passengers During 2005-Passengers

Contact

Address
Telephone+96824714678
+96824714870
+96824713942
FAX
Email Addressoperations@marafi.om
port.control@marafi.om
gatepass@marafi.om