a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the
launch of a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq. The new
service, which will be an expansion of the existing Qatar-Kuwait service that
the company launched last year, will follow a Hamad Port-Umm Qasr
(Iraq)-Shuwaikh(Kuwait)-Hamad Port rotation, and will be initially served by
one vessel with a 1,015 TEU capacity and 110 reefer plugs.
service will have a transit time of 2 days, making it particularly
ideal for dry and refrigerated food stuff, consumer electronics, and
construction materials, among other cargo. The first vessel will depart from Hamad
Port on 7 May2018 and reach at Umm Qasr Port on 9May 2018.
on the launch of the new service, Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman
Essa Al-Mannai said: “There has been excellent demand on the Qatar-Kuwait
service that we launched last year, and we have been looking at ways to further
expand that service to give our Iraqi clients and partners more convenience
through greater port coverage and reduced transit times. This new service will
contribute to the reconstruction efforts in Iraq, and will also help boost the
growing trade and economic relations between Qatar and Iraq.”
continues to enhance its international presence and diverse portfolio of maritime
and logistics services. Since last year, the company has 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), one port in Kuwait
(Shuwaikh), one port in Pakistan (Karachi), one port in Sri Lanka (Colombo),
and one port in Bangladesh (Chittagong), offering enhanced connectivity and
transit times to Qatar and the region.
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.
legal entity, Qatar Navigation Q.P.S.C. (QNNS), is publicly listed on the Qatar