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A journey from stand-alone services to integrated solutions

Milaha began as a dependable shipping agent in 1957 and has grown to become one of the largest and most diversified maritime and logistics companies in the Middle east.

Our current operations range from ocean transportation and offshore support services, as well as 3PL (third-party logistics) and ancillary services.


Key Milestones

1957- Today

Milaha 2022

  • Milaha has launched Cross Border Trucking Service to connect customers and follow regional markets.
  • Milaha Logistic City (MLC) started to expand its internal capacity and bonded service offering.
  • "Milaha Express" service and fast-tracking customs clearance were launched by Milaha Logistic City (MLC).
  • The first Hino Showroom in Qatar was Inaugurated.

  • The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) has granted "Milaha" the Cyber Security Compliance Certification (NIA). The certificate is considered the first of its kind to be awarded to a private company sector.


History 2021

Milaha 2021

  • Milaha continued to develop its fast-paced digital transformation journey by completing one of the largest Enterprise Resource Planning platform deployments in the region to date with our digital partner Oracle.
  • Milaha’s effective safety measures and practices contributed to the wellness of its employees and the reduction in All-Injury Frequency Rate (AIFR) across the group by 30%.
  • Milaha expanded its footprint in the global supply chain adding the China-India Express service to our container shipping network.
  • Milaha signed the first service contract for its 600,000-barrel capacity Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit.

  • Milaha continued to expand into new knowledge-based service lines for energy and global EPCI majors, servicing and supporting multiple elements of Qatar’s oil and gas expansion projects.
  • Milaha continued to develop its shipyard facilities and capabilities, with the acquisition of a new 230 meter-floating dock, that will be commissioned in 2022.
  • Milaha launched its first innovative Hackathon, enabling “Milaha Citizen developers” to create and design digital tools and solutions to facilitate complex processes and tackle business challenges.


History 2020

Milaha 2020

• Awarded four Swords of Honor for improved health and safety, and four Globes of Honor for environmental sustainability by the British Safety Council (BSC)
• Milaha added a fourth core business pillar, Marine & Technical Services, with a focus on end-to-end service offerings for vessel owners and operators
• Milaha has partnered with Schlumberger Limited to expand into the well services sector in Qatar by initially developing and equipping well stimulation vessels over the next five years
• Milaha has been a key contributor to support the State of Qatar’s efforts to provide stable and sustainable supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic

• Milaha expanded its investments in its shipyard activities through the acquisition of a new floating dock able to accommodate vessels for ship repair
• Milaha promoted its investments to complete the digital transformation process, by expanding its partnership with Microsoft
• Milaha enhanced its capabilities to strengthen cybersecurity to comply with the ISO 27001 and the National Information Security Standards



Milaha 2019

• Awarded six Swords of Honor for improved health & safety, and two Globes of Honor for environmental sustainability by the British Safety Council (BSC)
• Milaha completed its deployment of Robotic Process Automation Solutions
• Milaha expanded its geographic footprint into the Black Sea and Mediterranean region through new container shipping services
• Milaha invested in newer, fit-for-purpose assets, from vessels to trucks and further optimizing of the asset base
• Partnered with Microsoft to build a smart-logistic platform using Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things elements from Microsoft’s cloud ecosystem



Milaha 2018

• Added Majd, our largest container ship to date, to our already expanding fleet
• Inaugurated and started operations of Milaha Logistics City
• Launched our first ever container service between Qatar and Iraq
• Awarded the Five Star Occupational Health and Safety rating by the British Safety Council
• Started a major digital transformation initiative such as RPA & Oracle Cloud platform



Milaha 2017

• Launch of warehousing and 3PL services in Oman
• Launch of service between Qatar and Oman
• Launch of direct container service between Qatar and Kuwait
• Enhancement of service between Qatar and India
• Launch of the fastest container service between Pakistan and Qatar
• Launch of regular reefer service between Qatar and Turkey
• Launch of feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
• Launch of NVOCC tracking app



Milaha 2016

• Launch of Singapore office for Milaha Offshore

• QTerminals begins managing phase one of Hamad Port



Milaha 2015

Launch of first direct container service between Qatar and India




Milaha 2011

• Strategic transformation and launch of the Milaha brand

• Appointed operator of Doha Port




Milaha 2010

Acquisition of Qatar Shipping (and Halul Offshore Services as a result)





Milaha 2005

Equity investment in Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat)






Milaha 2001

Merged land transport, cranage, freight forwarding, customs clearance, and warehousing into Navigation Freight Services





Milaha 2000

Co-founded Halul Offshore Services through a 50-50 joint venture with Qatar Shipping





Milaha 1992

Co-founded Qatar Shipping with an equity share of 15%





Milaha 1982

Inaugurated the first fully integrated ship repair and fabrication facility in Mesaieed





Milaha 1978

Opened a regional branch






Milaha 1974

Launch of marine transport services in Doha Port, consisting of lighterage, berthing, and towage




History 1957

Milaha 1957

Founding of Qatar National Navigation & Transport Company (QNNTC)
– The first shipping agent in Qatar



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