QATAR's maritime sector showed a robust performance in May owing to a double-digit growth in cargo through Hamad, Doha and Al Ruwais ports, reports Doha's Gulf Times.
The general cargo handled through the three ports was 159,571 tonnes in May, showing a 38.01 per cent and 37.05 per cent surge year on year and month to month respectively.
Hamad Port - whose multi-use terminal is designed to serve the supply chains for the ro-ro, grains and livestock - handled 103,934 freight tonnes of break-bulk and 52,500 freight tonnes of bulk in May.
On a cumulative basis, the general cargo movement through the three ports totalled 751,614 tonnes in the first five months of the year.
The container handling through three ports stood at 117,751 TEU, increasing 15.49 per cent and 10.42 per cent on yearly and monthly basis respectively. The container handling through the three ports stood at 580,837 TEU during January-May this year.
Hamad Port, which is the largest in the region saw 115,801 TEU of containers handled this May. The port was ranked the third most efficient gateway in the world on the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence's 370 container port performance index for 2021.
The three ports handled 6,914 vehicles last month, which registered 3.77 per cent and 12 per cent decline year on year and month to month respectively. They together handled as many as 31,557 vehicles during January-May 2022. Hamad Port alone handled 6,905 units in May this year.