New Doha port to fo­cus on trans­ship­ment

Cargo Talk - - Report -

The Qatari ship­ping sec­tor con­tin­ues to be dom­i­nated by the ex­port of the coun­try's key com­mod­ity, nat­u­ral gas, through the ex­port ter­mi­nal of Ras Laf­fan.

How­ever, the coun­try aims to in­crease its con­tainer and dry bulk ship­ping pres­ence as well through the devel­op­ment of the New Doha port, which is be­ing de­vel­oped to fo­cus on cap­tur­ing some lu­cra­tive trans­ship­ment trade.

The coun­try is not only in­vest­ing in its ports. There are also sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ments in road and rail, not least the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC) rail net­work and the cause­way that will link Qatar with Bahrain.

The award­ing of two ma­jor road con­tracts in Qatar re­in­forces the be­lief that trans­port will be the ma­jor fo­cus of in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment over the next few years and the road sec­tor will reg­is­ter a pe­riod of growth.

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