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Milaha buys new floating dry dock

Qatari shipping conglomerate Milaha has bought a new floating dock. The dock is set to arrive at the Mesaieed Shipyard in the coming months and will be fully operational in the second half of this year.

Milaha president and CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “As per our plan announced in December 2018, Milaha’s shipyard is undergoing a major modernisation program aiming to ensure future success by building on its past accomplishments and set the standards for a quality and safety oriented solution to the market and to Qatar.”

The new dock will be able to accommodate vessels for ship repair up to 230 m in length and comes as Qatar continues to strengthen its overall transport infrastructure in the wake of deteriorating ties with its neighbours in the Gulf.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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