Maritime Transport Affairs recorded 3,443 services in the third quarter
The number of benefits fell in the third quarter by 939 compared to 4,382 in 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 the main vessel services section while maritime licensing services, main maritime affairs services and maritime system services accounted for 45, 253 and 157 services respectively during the third trimester.
In the second quarter, the numbers stood at 3,848, 22, 217 and 295 respectively while these sections recorded 3,111, 24, 172 and 228 respectively in the first quarter of 2021.
The main maritime vessel services include registration, renewal, transfer of ownership, duplication of lost documents and deletion, while maritime licensing services provide data renewal and modification services to foreign vessels engaged in operations in Qatari waters.
The main services of Sailor Affairs provide the issuance and accreditation of certificates of competency for naval officers, naval architects and security personnel, while maritime system services include transfer of ownership and certificate of airworthiness. These services are provided to large vessels.
The MoTC provides 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 vessel services.
The various services are provided through integration with MoTC’s national documentation and archiving system to ensure that business procedures are facilitated and completed through the app or the mobile app portal.