The general cargo handling through Qatar's three ports – Hamad, Doha and Al Ruwais – more than tripled year-on-year in April 2020 amid challenges owing to Covid-19 that has already destabilised global maritime industry.
Mwani Qatar has announced the commencement procedures for the detection and examination of all ships calling at Hamad Port, Ruwais Port and Doha Port
The Jewel of the Seas, a mega ship operated by US-based cruise liner Royal Caribbean International, made its maiden call on Doha Port Wednesday.
Doha Port welcomed luxury cruise liner Marella Discovery on her maiden call to Qatar, Mwani Qatar tweeted on Sunday.
The 2019/2020 cruise season kicked off on Tuesday with the inauguration of a new passenger terminal at Doha Port and the arrival of mega ship TUI Mein Schiff 5, highlighting Qatar’s fourth and largest cruise tourism season.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has completed the dredging works at Doha Port as part of its redevelopment project.
German mega ship AIDA Prima, which can carry 4,250 passengers and crew, made its first of eight calls at Doha Port Wednesday, further boosting Qatar’s cruise tourism sector.
Doha Port on Wednesday received two mega ships, Celebrity Constellation and MSC Lirica, simultaneously for the first time, as a total of 6,000 visitors were welcomed by officials from the National Tourism Council (NTC) and Mwani Qatar.