• Early operations
    The first ‘ro-ro’ cargo vessel arrived on
    24 December 2015 and the ship’s arrival was
    marked by an inauguration ceremony attended by
    HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior
    Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani,
    HE the Minister of Transport
    Jassim bin Saif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, ,
    other Minister’s and Steering Committee Members.
  • Early operations
    The first commercial vessel arrived
    at Hamad Port on 24 December 2015.
    This date marks the opening of the
    port for commercial vessels and is a
    major milestone for the Project.
  • Hamad Port
    The first ship to enter Hamad Port arrived on 19 July
    2015,delivering the first four Ship to Shore Cranes
    and eight Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes from
    Shanghai.The ships arrival was witnessed by the
    Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh
    Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, the Minister of
    Transport,HE Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti, the New
    Port Project Steering Committee members and other
    dignitaries.MWANI, supervised the arrival of the
    first ship in to Hamad Port.
  • Hamad Port
    The first ship to enter Hamad Port arrived on 19 July
    2015,delivering the first four Ship to Shore Cranes
    and eight Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes from
    Shanghai.The ships arrival was witnessed by the
    Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh
    Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, the Minister of
    Transport,HE Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti, the New
    Port Project Steering Committee members and other
    dignitaries.MWANI, supervised the arrival of the
    first ship in to Hamad Port.
  • Hamad Port
    The New Port Project celebrated the flooding of the
    Port Basin at a ceremony on site where Deputy
    Emir HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani
    unveiled the name of the New Port as ‘Hamad Port’.
    Dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony included
    the Prime Minister and Interior Minister
    HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani,
    the Minister of Transport and Chairman of the NPP
    Steering Committee, HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti,
    number of other Ministers, Ambassadors and
    Officials.
  • The Excavated Port Basin
    Excavation of the 17m deep Port Basin
    was completed in January 2015. A total of
    71 million3 of sand and rock material was
    excavated with 35,224 pre-cast blocks
    placed to construct the quay wall.
  • Filling the Port Basin
    The filling of the Port Basin commenced
    on 9 February with approximately 76 million m³
    of water required to fill both the Port Basin
    and Access Channel, which is now completed.
  • Completing the Quay Wall
    In August 2014, China Harbour Engineering
    Company completed construction of the
    Port quay wall. The completed quay wall
    stands 8.5km long and 22m high. A total of
    35,224 pre-cast concrete blocks, each
    weighing between 60 and 110 tons are
    installed in the quay wall.

New Port Project

On 19 June 2007 His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, issued Emiri Decree No. 37, setting forth the creation of one of the world's largest greenfield port developments. Strategically located south of Doha, the QAR 27 Billion (USD 7.4 Billion) megaproject, which includes a new port, a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the Qatar Economic Zone 3, will span a 26.5 square kilometer area.


The New Port Project is the feature of a documentary produced by Al Rayyan TV channel as part of their factual series ‘Future Qatar’, which focuses on the most ambitious civil construction projects supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030. The documentary was aired on 30 April 2014.





In collaboration with Al Jazeera Documentary Channel the New Port Project is producing a documentary that will provide a behind the scenes look at the New Port megaproject by introducing many of the individuals diligently working to responsibly transform 26.5 square kilometers of sand into one of the world's largest Greenfield port developments.







Latest News


31 July 2016

Port Workboat

The New Port Project Tender Committee invites companies to register their interest to receive Tender Documents for the design, manufacture and delivery of 1 No. Workboat. The advert can be viewed here.

24 December 2015

Early operations begin at Hamad Port

On 24 December 2015, Hamad Port was officially opened for early partial operations.

The first ‘ro-ro’ cargo vessel arrived on 24 December 2015 and the ship’s arrival was marked by an inauguration ceremony attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, HE the Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, other Minister’s and Steering Committee Members.

Hamad Port is now receiving general and ‘ro-ro’ commercial cargo which includes vehicles, livestock and heavy equipment.

Hamad Port will be fully operational by the end of 2016 when Container Terminal 1 will offer a capacity of 2 million containers per year.

26 February 2015

Port Basin Flooding and Naming of the Port Ceremony

The New Port Project celebrated the flooding of the Port Basin at a ceremony on site where Deputy Emir HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani unveiled the name of the New Port as ‘Hamad Port’. Dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony included the Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Minister of Transport and Chairman of the NPP Steering Committee, HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, and a number of other Ministers and Ambassadors. Flooding operations in the Port Basin and Access Channel had started on 9 February 2015. Approximately 76 million m³ of water is required to fill both the Port Basin and Access Channel, which is scheduled for completion by the end of March 2015.