Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and
logistics conglomerate, has announced the launch of the first direct reeferservice
between Qatar and Turkey.
Over the past few weeks, Milaha had arranged
two ad hoc voyagesof reefer vessels from Turkey to Qatar; however, the company
has moved to regularize the service, with departures every 20-25 days between
Hamad Port and Port of Izmir, with a short transit time of 11 days.
The new service will be initially operated
with one vessel with a capacity of over5,000 tons per voyage, and will cater
mainly to temperature-controlled cargo andbreakbulk, with the option of adding
containers upon request.
on the launch of the new service, Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman
Essa Al-Mannai said: “Trade volumes between Qatar and Turkey have significantly
increased over the past few months, and we are launching this service as a cost-effective
and efficient solution for this growing demand. This service perfectly
complements our existing services, and will further enhance connectivity and facilitate
trade between Qatari, Arabian Gulf, and Turkish importers and exporters.”
continues to enhance its international presence and diverse portfolio of marine
and logistics services. The company has recently expanded into several new
shipping routes and accelerated deployment of new supply chain solutions across
a number of countries. Milaha currently calls 2 ports in Oman (Sohar and
Salalah), 3 ports in India (NhavaSheva, Mundra, and Kandla), and one port in
Kuwait (Shuwaikh) offering enhanced access options and transit times to Qatar
and the region, and is actively evaluating further expansion of services.
is among the countries which openly backed Qatar when Saudi Arabia led Gulf
countries imposed sanction on Doha two months ago.
The company was
established in July 1957 as the first public shareholding company registered in
Qatar and holds commercial registration no. 1.
Milaha’s current activities include marine transportation in gas,
petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port
management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real
estate investments; and asset management.