QTerminals is a terminal operating company jointly established by Mwani Qatar (51% shareholding) and Milaha (49% shareholding) to provide container, general cargo, RORO, livestock and offshore supply services in Phase 1 of Hamad Port, Qatar’s gateway to world trade. QTerminals is responsible for enabling Qatar’s imports and exports, its maritime trade flows and stimulating economic growth locally and regionally.
With a focus on employing and retaining the brightest talents, QTerminals aims to be the best terminal operator in the region in terms of overall quality of service and client satisfaction. Our long-term vision is to be recognized internationally as the most reliable terminal operator and an enabler for the continuing economic growth of Qatar.
As at end June 2019, in less than 3 years of operations, QTerminals have handled almost 3 million TEUs, over 3 million tons of general cargo, 175,000 vehicles (via RORO) and 3,500 vessels. This throughput is driven by our ongoing efforts to maintain the highest levels of productivity and service delivery without compromising on safety and quality. Our key objectives are to continue to operate safely, improve productivity, offer value-added services, and grow the business in a structured and sustainable way.
Hamad Port’s strategic geographical location offers opportunities to create cargo movement towards the upper Gulf, supporting countries such as Kuwait and Iraq, and south towards Oman. In support of our ongoing efforts to attract other shipping lines to the port, we are positioning Hamad Port as a transshipment hub for the upper Gulf and Oman. We also see significant potential in non-containerized cargo, which we are working to expand.
Qatar’s major trade partners include China, the United States, Europe, and Japan. The world’s largest shipping companies and other mainline operators now call directly at Hamad Port, and many are expanding their existing routes. New routes include services from China/the Far East and Bangladesh, and established routes that have expanded include the Far East, India/Pakistan, Oman, and Europe/the Mediterranean.
Changing economic trends, shifting trade patterns, and worldwide demographic movements are influencing the supply chain, and we at QTerminals will ensure that Hamad Port is fully prepared to handle any supply chain changes. Our objective is to optimize capacity and maintain the highest service levels, thereby driving the expansion and diversification of trading partners for the benefit of Qatar’s economy and trade.
To support this expansion and diversification, QTerminals was awarded the concession for the design, development, and operations of Hamad Port’s Phase II (Container Terminal 2) in November 2018 by Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications. The development of CT2 is well underway. QTerminals are also actively pursuing opportunities in ports and terminals outside of Qatar and will establish a portfolio of overseas assets over the next 3-5 years.
As a new port, Hamad Port has significant scope for growth and innovation and QTerminals, as the operator of Phase 1 and the developer of Phase 2, are in a unique position to assume the responsibility to establish and maintain stronger maritime trade and to stimulate economic growth locally, regionally, and internationally.
QTerminals is the culmination of many years of strong collaboration between Mwani Qatar and Milaha and reflects the vision of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, which emphasizes the importance of the private sector and economic diversification as key pillars of the national economy.
To become a recognized world class, customer-focused operator with a global portfolio to create long-term shareholder value
To set the bar for reliability through operational excellence, sustainable development and talented employees, reflecting the highest degree of efficiency and safety