Qatar shipping event hailed a success
Over 70 companies took part in last month's Ship & Port + Europort Maritime 2008 event in Qatar, making it one of the Middle East's largest trade shows for the maritime industry.
Participants included Qatar Port, Ras Al Laffan Port, Bahrain Port Authority, Thuraya, Qatar Navigation and Nakilat.
"We are pleased that maritime companies from around the world participated in this event. It is testimony to the fact that Qatar has rightly positioned itself as the economic powerhouse of the region and businesses from worldwide are looking to tap the opportunities here," said Ebrahim Al Neama, chairman of Al Fajer Information and Services, co-organiser of the event.