Qatar's Logistics Sector


Estimated value of Qatari Logistics market


Total Export of goods by Qatar in January 2020

7% Growth rate of Qatari Logistics Market per year

Key Organizations

Ministry of Transport & Communications (MOTC)

MOTC is a government entity responsible for the regulation of land, maritime, and air transport in Qatar. MOTC was established in 2016 and was founded directly in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

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Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar)

The IPA Qatar oversees investment promotion activities under the Invest Qatar brand and acts as the country’s umbrella organization for foreign direct investment attraction.

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Qatar Free Zones Authority

The Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) is an independent authority created in 2018 to oversee free zones in Qatar, offering opportunities for businesses seeking to expand globally.

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Qatar Rail

Qatar Rail is a state-owned railway company, responsible for rail transport in Qatar. The company is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the entire rail network and systems.

Go to Qatar Rail Guide

Qatar Airways

QA is one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents, as well as the world’s fastest-growing airline. QA connects more than 130 destinations on the map every day from Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

Go to Qatar Airways Guide

Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Hamad International Airport (HIA) is Qatar’s new airport which opened in 2014. HIA serves over 360,000 flights and 30 million passengers per year.

Go to Hamad International Guide

Hamad Port

Hamad Port is Qatar's main seaport, located south of Doha in Umm Al-Houl. It can handle up to 7.8 million tonnes of products annually, making it Qatar's largest port and where the majority of its trade passes through. It became operational in 2016.

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Milaha (est. 1957) is one of the largest and most diversified maritime and logistics companies in the Middle East, focused on providing integrated transport and supply chain solutions.

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Mwani is responsible for substantially developing Hamad Port. The company is not only strongly positioned to develop a regional shipping hub in the region, but also plays a major role in diversifying the Qatari economy ready for a post-hydrocarbon future.

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Darwish Holding

Darwish manages a range of companies that offer products and services in Qatar. Darwish has a diversified portfolio across many industries including consumer distribution, investment, retail, real estate, business services, and technology.

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Alfardan Group

Alfardan Group is a family run business that specializes in luxury products and services and delivers some of the world’s most-recognizable brands to the Qatari market.

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Al Mana Group

Al Mana is a Qatari conglomerate with operations in automotive distribution and services, real estate and investments, retail, food and beverage, engineering, technology, media, and entertainment.

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Ali Bin Ali Holding

Ali Bin Ali, established in 1945, is one of Qatar’s largest retail and distribution companies. It has 18 businesses, representing 300+ companies in sectors such as food and beverage, fashion, hospitality, mall management, hypermarkets, and manufacturing.

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AbuIssa Holding

AbuIssa Holding is an internationally recognized leader both as a partner for growth and in exploring the possibilities of innovative new business. AbuIssa houses over 70 distinguished businesses across 11 sectors.

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NBK Holding

Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) was founded with the aim of creating a world class company. NBK manages the selling and distribution of international brands in Qatar and now has significant involvement in the industrial and trade sectors.

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CDM Smith

CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construction firm that aims to provide client services and innovative solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities.

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Al Faisal Holding

Al Faisal Holding is one of the leading diversified private holding companies in Qatar. Al Faisal has played a key role in the development of the economy of Qatar by attracting foreign investment.

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Mannai Corporation

Mannai is a Qatari company which provides a wide variety of services and solutions to its ever growing client base. Its businesses are in oil and gas, automotive distribution, and information and communication technology.

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Ooredoo is Qatar's leading communication company and delivers world class services to customers, business, residences, and organizations. Ooredoo is focusing on building a supernet network to make Qatar among the best connected countries in the globe.

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Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI)

The QCCI was established in 1963, and its primary function is to organize business interests and represent the Qatari private sector both locally and internationally and to support the country’s economic actors and productivity.

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Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA)

The key function of QBA is to work as the link between Qatar’s strategic plans and the activities of Qatari businessmen. QBA aims to play a leading role in the development of private sector activities at the local and international levels.

Go to QBA Guide