Qatar witnessed an increase in cargo, livestock and building materials movement through its ports on an annual basis in April this year, indicating strong growth parameters in the domestic economy, as per official statistics. The three ports, Hamad, Doha, and Al Ruwais, showed a double-digit expansion in terms of RORO (vehicles) and livestock on monthly basis in the review period, as per figures released by Mwani Qatar. Hamad Port, which offers opportunities to create cargo movement towards the upper Gulf, supporting countries such as Kuwait and Iraq and south towards Oman – saw as many as 142 vessels call on the port in the review period. The general cargo handled through the three ports weighed 249,866 tons in April 2023, which showed a 114 per cent surge on yearly basis, while it fell 15.86 per cent month-on-monthly basis.
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