Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to benefit from Hamad Port’s services for a renewable five-year period.
The MoU was singed at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), by Captain Abdulla Al Khanji, CEO of MWANI Qatar, and Abdulrahman Ali Al-Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer of Muntajat.
Under the MoU, Muntajat will export through Hamad Port a number of its shipments to its various end destinations around the world, while MWANI Qatar will be in charge of providing container loading and unloading services at Hamad Port berths, as well as facilitating and developing support services for containers and trucks.
On the occasion, the Minister of Transport and Communications and MWANI’s Board Chairman, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, noted that such cooperation is ideal to support the local economy and the lofty goals the country seeks to achieve, while supporting plans to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.
“Hamad Port has been able to achieve significant achievements at the regional and international levels in a short period of time as it has provided various international maritime transport lines and will continue work towards achieving economic diversification through opening new international lines to improve Qatar’s competitiveness and transfer it into a regional trading hub,” he added.
On his turn, Eng. Al Kaabi said that the MoU is an important step towards boosting the Qatari petrochemical exports through Hamad Port, which reach 2.2 million metric tons or equivalent to 150 thousand equivalent container annually, representing 75% of the volume of container exports of Qatar.
Further, Muntajat CEO Abdulrahman Ali Al-Abdulla, informed that the MoU allows exporting Muntajat’s products directly to six destinations: Sahar and Salalah Ports in Oman, Mundra and Nhava Sheva ports in India, Port of Shanghai at China, and Dier Banji port in Turkey, while there are plans to add new destinations in future.
“The MoU will allow us to ship products directly from Hamad Port to customers which they are more than 2000 customers in 135 countries, in an efficient and quick way.”