Qatar witnesses 19% jump in container volumes
As cargo operations in Qatar rose, its ports have witnessed a significant rise of 19 per cent in container handling last month compared to July 2023. Logistics provider, Mwani Qatar, announced recently, “Container volumes moving through Mwani Qatar increased by 19 per cent during August 2023 compared to last July. Building materials, livestock and RORO witnessed a growth of 31 per cent, 215 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively.” About 249 vessels called on Hamad Port, Ruwais Port and Old Doha Port in August 2023. The ports handled 119,936 containers, 160,131 tonnes of general and bulk cargo, 7,875 vehicles, 17,231 heads of livestock, and 46,075 tonnes of building material last month. Mwani Qatar also provides navigation assistance and pilotage, towage, and Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) as well as loading, unloading, cargo handling, and storage.