HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani attended the inauguration of the new brand identity of the Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar), in a ceremony held at the Doha Sheraton Hotel last night.
Addressing the ceremony, HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said that the new strategy of Mwani Qatar requires a new brand identity that commensurates with the future development of the ports of the State.
He underlined that Hamad Port, one of the largest ports in the region, ships to 70 international destinations and 132 indirect destinations, and is awaiting a future expansion that will start at the end of this year and end in 2021.
The minister noted that the blockade was a major catalyst for the activity of three main ports in the country, which transformed Qatar from being reliant on small vessels that use an intermediary port, to an owner of a main and integrated port: Hamad Port, which receives about 1,000 vessels each year, with a capacity of more than 2.5mn containers per year, prompting Qatar’s exports to increase to nearly 1mn containers, a goal that Mwani sought to reach in 2021 and was reached today.
The event featured a documentary film about Mwani Qatar.
The ceremony was attended by a number of sheikhs, ministers and heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to the State.