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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Ras Laffan Port , Qatar

Ras Laffan

Working Member

Ras Laffan Port , Qatar

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

Overview

It is a deepwater port, possessing the world’s biggest artificial harbour and is strategically located amidst the Arabian Gulf, the Far East and Europe on the international maritime trade route hence transporting hydrocarbon goods to almost all major parts of the world.

Location

This port is situated on the northeast coast of Qatar and is the world’s biggest LNG exporting facility, capable of accommodating the largest carrier ships.

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

Ras Laffan port was built mainly for the natural gas industries which manufacture gas products and their derivatives. The port covers 850 hectares and is surrounded by two breakwaters, two entrance channels and is dredged to a depth of 14.5 m. It deals with LPG, petroleum products, sulphur, etc, handling more than 1000 ships and 10,000,000 tonnes of cargo annually. It is owned and operated by Qatar Petroleum.

This port has several berths for commercial and industrial uses. The port is equipped with the latest equipment such as cranes with a lifting capacity of 150 tons, a sulfur loader that can handle one thousand tons per hour, numerous forklifts, and trailers.

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

LNG handling facility

Ras Laffan Port has 6 facilities for handling LNG, that can accommodate the biggest LNG Carriers, carrying more than 200,000 cubic m. The remaining four wharves handle medium-sized LNG carriers with a cargo capacity, of over 220,270 cubic m.

Liquid Bulk handling facility

Six such facilities are operational for dealing with liquid bulk cargo such as Liqified petroleum gas and refinery goods. They can accommodate vessels measuring 165 to 345 m.

Sulphur Terminal

One dock at Ras-Laffan port area is dedicated to handling only sulphur, with the capacity of handling ships weighing more than 100,000 tonnes DWT.

Conventional cargo handling terminal

The port incorporates four berths dedicated to dry cargo, each 300 m long with a capacity to handle ships weighing more than 60,000 DWT. Two berths provide RoRo facilities, are 150 meters long and can accommodate ships weighing around 20 thousand DWT.

The port has 14 berths, located offshore offering numerous services such as bunkering and clean water. It also has three offshore single mooring points, just 55 km from main port area, capable of handling ships weighing between 90,000 to 325,000 DWT.

Ras Laffan Shipyard

This modern shipyard spans 110 hectares and has established Ras Laffan port among the world’s most renowned ship repair, maintenance and construction facilities. It comprises two huge and expansive wharves, a big enclosed manufacturing unit, fitting space, numerous warehouses and administration offices.

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

Qatar Petroleum (QP) intends to expand the existing Ras Laffan port facilities to accommodate the ultimate development of natural gas exports from the North Field, which is planned to be fully developed in 2024. The development of Ras Laffan Port Expansion Project (RLPEP) is planned to be implemented in 3 phases.

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