Delegated by HM The Sultan, Al Futaisi Participates in Opening Hamad Port in Doha

Doha — As delegated by His Majesty Sultan

Qaboos Bin Said, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Futaisi, Minister of

Transport and Communications took part in the official opening

ceremony of Hamad Port under the auspices of Sheikh Tamim bin

Hamad al-Thani, Emir of the sisterly State of Qatar in Umm Al Houl,

south of Doha today.

Hamad Port is considered as one of the largest and modern

ports in the region, with capability to attract more than one third of the

Middle East trade, besides providing more than 200% of the Qatari

market needs.

The Port spreads over 28.5 square kilometers, with 4km long,

700 metres wide and 17 metres deep. These specifications enable it to

receive the world’s biggest ships.

The capacity of Hamad Port is to reach 7.5 million twenty-foot

equivalent unit (TEU) annually on completion of all construction

phases. It has a general cargo terminal with a capacity of 1.7 million

tons annually, a terminal for cereals with a capacity of one million tons

annually, a terminal to receive vehicles with an annual capacity of

500,000, a terminal for livestock, a terminal for coastguard vessels and

a terminal for marine support and backup. Hamad Port applies the

highest standards of safety and security.

The delegation accompanying Dr. al-Futaisi comprised Najeeb

bin Yahya al-Balushi, Sultanate’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar

and some officials.

Source: Oman News Agency

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