Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, is taking part in the Qatar-India Business and Investment Conference on 16-17 April 2018, which aims at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in light of the significant growth these ties have witnessed in recent years.
Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, said: “Qatari-Indian relations are historic and distinguished at all levels, and we are pleased to be represented at this important conference to discuss with our Qatari and Indian partners in the public and private sectors how we can further strengthen this cooperation through the exchange of investment opportunities and business partnerships to serve the interests of both countries.”
Mr. Al-Mannai added: “We, at Milaha, are proud to support the development of the bilateral ties through our enhanced direct feeder service which we launched in 2015 and which now has 5 weekly calls at 3 Indian ports, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, and Kandla. This service connects traders, importers, and exporters throughout India, Southeast Asia, and the Far East with their counterparts in the Arabian Gulf, which helps facilitate trade between these vital regions of the world.”
In addition to its direct container shipping service between Qatar and India, Milaha’s bulk shipping vessels carried 320,000 tons of construction material from India to Qatar in 2017, while its Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) unit continues to facilitate the transport of cargo between the two countries. The NVOCC unit arranged the transport of 235,000 tons of cargo, 15,600 TEUs, and 1,400 reefer containers of perishable cargo between Qatar and India with a total of more than 170 vessel calls at Indian ports in 2017.