With reference to the notification sent by Qatar Ports Management Company, Maersk Line announced the migration of all container terminal operations from Doha port to the new Hamad port effective 1 December 2016.
Important details outlined:
To start receiving full and empty containers from 23 November 2016, 6:00 AM. The shift operates 24*7.
Stevedoring and handling of imported containers effective from 1 December 2016, 12:00 AM. The shift operates 24*7.
Last date for receiving export and empty containers is 26 November 2016, 5:00 PM. The shift operates full time until 30 November 2016.
Last accepted container vessel to berth is on 30 November 2016, 11:59 PM. However, vessels that are under operations at Doha port are requested to complete their procedures.
Import container delivery is from 1 December 2016, 7:00 AM until 31 December 2016, 2:00 PM. Day shift from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM from Sunday to Thursday.
Per the port authorities, any cargo or containers that remain at Doha port beyond 30 days of the specified dates will be transferred to an auction committee from 1 January 2017.
Below is an overview of the 2 vessels that would be available from both the ports – Doha and Hamad, for the first week. However we need confirmed gate-in dates for the shipment bookings.
Once the shipment has been booked and confirmed, any change in the dates of container movement from Doha port to Hamad port will be customers responsibility including any charges incurred for this change.