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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Hamad Port , Qatar

Hamad Port

Working Member

Hamad Port , Qatar

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

Overview

Although operations of Hamad Port commenced in December 2016, the official inauguration of the port took place on the 5th of September 2017 under the auspices of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Managed by Mwani Qatar and under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and communications, Hamad Port, is one of the largest ports​ in the Middle East with annual capacity of 7.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) and is a long-term, physical manifestation of the Qatar National Vision 2030 – a port focusing on the social, economic, environmental and human development of the nation.

Location

Hamad Port, is one of the largest ports​ in the Middle East.

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

Although operations of Hamad Port commenced in December 2016, the official inauguration of the port took place on the 5th of September 2017 under the auspices of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Managed by Mwani Qatar and under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and communications, Hamad Port, is one of the largest ports​ in the Middle East with annual capacity of 7.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) and is a long-term, physical manifestation of the Qatar National Vision 2030 – a port focusing on the social, economic, environmental and human development of the nation.

By substantially developing Hamad Port, Mwani Qatar is not only strongly positioned to develop a regional shipping hub in the GCC, but also to play a major role in diversifying the Qatari economy ready for a post-hydrocarbon future.

The multi-billion dollar-development does not merely offer expanded capacity in the form of three container terminals, but also brings a host of new, sector-specific capabilities. Alongside general cargo traffic, the port handles a variety of specialist imports including livestock, automobiles, and bulk grain. Alongside this offering, the port will also host a base for offshore and marine support vessels.

Hamad Port covers 28.5 square kilometers and will have the yearly capacity for 1.7 million tones of general freight and 1 million tones of grain, with a specialist terminal supporting the entry of around 500,000 vehicles per year. The first of the three container terminals is currently operational and has an optimum capacity of 2 million TEUs per year, eventually increasing to over 7.5 million. This will then be supported by transshipment links by rail, sea and road to the region.

Hamad Port is already making a paradigm shift in Qatar’s economic diversification and competitiveness, import and re-export of goods.

The oil and gas sector represented through Muntajat exports a number of its shipments via Hamad Port to its final destinations around the world, while Hamad Port is in charge of providing the shipping and unloading services for Muntajat containers from its quays, including product-loaded as well as empty containers. Hamad Port also facilitates and develops the required support services for containers and trunks.

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 CCIA of Hamad Port comprises state-of-art inspection facilities with automated entry and exit gates with high-end container scanning technology that radically reduces the processing time for each container. ​​

Multi-Use Terminal

The Multi-use terminal is segregated into sub-terminals equipped to handle imports of grain, vehicles and livestock. The grain terminal which has an optimum capacity to handle 1 million tonnes of grain has automated loading and unloading conveyors that discharge directly in storage silos. The vehicle terminal accommodates vessels with rear and side mounted ramps with a capacity to handle 500,000 vehicles a year.  The livestock terminal has multi-deck gates that segregate the different types of livestock. ​​

General Cargo Terminal

The general cargo terminal at Hamad Port is designed to handle all non-container cargo regardless of size and other specifications with transit sheds, cold storage and extensive paved area. In full capacity, the terminal can handle 1.7 million tonnes. Machinery, steel, dry bulk, building materials, fertilizers and petrochemical products are handled in the general cargo terminal.  The positive momentum in the country’s maritime trade is getting stronger every year in the as Qatar has opened new trade routes and has diversified its source of supply.​​

Container Terminal

​Multiple container terminals have been planned to facilitate the expansion of container handling capacity, commensurate with the growth traffic of cargo demand. Each terminal is equipped with world-class quayside ship-to-shore cranes and technologically advanced in-terminal gantry cranes for efficient cargo handling and is operated with the highest international standards of safety and security. The three container terminals will have optimum handling capacity of 7.5 million TEU’s per annum.

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

Moreover, the latest technologies for port operation have been applied including the highest standards of safety and security, including a uniquely designed Port Control Tower with a height of 110 meters, a customs inspection area for rapid cargo clearance (5,600 containers per day), a ship inspection platform and multiple maritime facilities. As part of Qatar’s major steps toward increasing its non-petroleum exports and building manufacturing industries, a free zone has been established adjacent to Hamad Port. The port has recorded significant milestones, regionally and internationally, in quite a short period of time.

Hamad Port’s strong capabilities, modern facilities, and advanced systems are leading to position Qatar as a re-export hub in the region, increasing the volume of trade between Qatar and the rest of the world.​

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

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