Qatar Navigation will provide regular shipping service to transport the products of Qatar Aluminum (Qatalum) to and from the UAE.
Qatar Navigation will provide regular shipping service to transport the products of Qatar Aluminum (Qatalum) to and from the UAE. They have entered into a long-term contract of affreightment for sea-borne transportation covering Qatalum"s export from the Mesaieed port to UAE ports and back, a joint statement said The contract was signed by Qatalum CEO Truls Gautesen and Qatar Navigation CEO Khalifa Ali al-Hetmi.
Qatalum"s plant at Mesaieed has an annual production capacity of 585,000mn tonnes of primary aluminum in the first phase and shipments will begin in the last quarter using a container terminal "Container Terminal Seven", specially constructed by Mesaieed Industrial City using two ship-to-shore cranes.
Qatar Navigation has a fleet of 19 units including cellularised container vessels, barges and tugs. It is taking delivery this year four new container vessels of 1,015 TEUs (20ft equivalent units).