A US$ 7.5 billion Doha mega port plan in Qatar, which was originally intended to be completed in 2030, has now been brought forward by 10 years and will be operational by 2020, and is expected to push the rate of growth for the country’s shipping sector, according to Zawya.
Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Milaha Qata Navigation, said: “By 2016, a state-of-the-art world class port will be completed. Qatar is offering what other GCC nations cannot provide simply because they lack the resources to do so.
“The new port will provide clients with readily available gas and electricity, customisable warehouses and distribution centres, multi-purpose warehouses, third party logistics (3PL), a modern and high-tech data centre, an enormous container yard, and a transport service shop.”
With a total of 2600ha, the port will have a enough space for a naval base and Qatar Economic Zone 3.
The first phase is set to be completed in 2016.
Watch a timeline of the mega port project below: