Doha: Al Ruwais port, Qatar, will start the first phase of operations on January 1, 2015, according to the country's Marine Department of the Ministry of Transport.
Qatar Ports Management Company is in talks with authorities to ensure the port can start receiving vessels.
The Al Ruwais port development project aims to make the port compliant with relevant international standards in the region and ease the entry and exit of ships, cargo and travellers.
Al Ruwais Port is located about 120km north of Doha and is designed to accommodate dhows, coastal trading vessels and roro vessels. [24/12/14]