Doha Port Getting Ready to Welcome Giant Cruise Ships

Officials launch dredging project in Doha PortImage Courtesy: Qatar's Ministry of Transport and Communications

Qatar’s Doha Port is looking to expand its capacity in order to be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships.

Namely, the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has launched a dredging project at Doha as part of its efforts to develop all ports countrywide and preserve their infrastructure.

With the completion of this project, which would include clearing up to 3.5 million cubic meters of material in the approach channel, Doha Port would be capable of receiving supersize cruise ships in the future.

“Dredging deeper in the Doha Port’s watercourse will qualify it to become a tourist destination that is able to accommodate giant cruise ships,” said Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalid Al Thani, Director of Technical Affairs, MOTC.

MOTC earlier awarded the dredging and expansion contract to a consortium that includes the Middle East Dredging Co. (MEDCO) and Jan De Nul.

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