Hamad Port, Qatar, receives largest container ship since entering service

The Hamad port announced on Wednesday that it has received the largest container ship since the start of operations with the arrival of the MV Berlin Express.

The ship is owned and operated by the German shipping company Hapag Lloyd. It is 400 meters long and 61 meters wide and has a draft (distance between the waterline and the deepest point of the ship) of 16 meters. The ship with LNG dual-fuel drive sails under the flag of Germany and can transport 23,664 TEU (cargo capacity).

Although Hamad Port began operations in December 2016, the official inauguration of the port took place on September 5, 2017 under the Patronage of His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Hamad Port is managed by Mwani Qatar and under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport. It is one of the largest ports in the Middle East with an annual capacity of 7.5 million TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) and is a long-term, physical manifestation of Qatar National Vision 2030 – a port focused on social, economic, environmental… and human development of the country.

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