The Maritime Transport Affairs recorded 3,443 transactions during the third quarter of 2021. The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) tweeted that these transactions covered Maritime Vessel’s main services, Maritime Licenses’ services, sailor affairs’ main services and maritime system services.
The number of services dipped during the third quarter by 939 as against 4,382 during the second quarter. During the first quarter of 2021, a total of 3,537 transactions were carried out by the department with an increase of 845 transactions.
A total of 2,988 services were rendered in maritime vessel’s main services section while maritime licenses’ services, sailor affairs’ main services and maritime system services marked 45, 253 and 157 services, respectively, during the third quarter.
During the second quarter, the figures stood at 3,848, 22, 217 and 295 respectively while these sections recorded 3111, 24, 172 and 228 respectively during the first quarter of 2021.
Maritime vessel’s main services include registration, renewal, ownership transfer, duplicate of lost document and deletion while maritime licences’ services provide renewal and data modifying services to foreign vessels engaged in operations in Qatari waters.
Sailor affairs’ main services provide issuance and accreditation of certificates of competency for marine officers, naval architects and safe manning while maritime system services feature ownership transfer and certificate of seaworthiness. These services are provided to big vessels.
MoTC is providing various services to small and large vessels in order to develop the maritime transport sector. They are also designed to facilitate operations and procedures and keep pace with technological advancements through the automation of all ships services.
The various services are provided through integration with MoTC’s national documentation and archiving system to ensure business procedures are facilitated and completed through the mobile app application or portal.