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From a dependable shipping agent in 1957, Milaha has become one of the largest and most diversified maritime and logistics companies in the Middle East. Our operations now range from ocean transport and offshore support services, to 3PL (third party logistics) and ancillary solutions.



To be the partner of choice in maritime & logistics sector, with a dominant share in our home market and a strong international presence to deliver sustainable growth to our shareholders


To consistently deliver reliable services by focusing on safety, quality and our customers; to provide an enriching work environment and to always live by our values


Core Values

  • Strive


    We serve every client in the best way possible, and improve our service every day.

  • Inspired


    Our history is a source of pride for us, but we also have an eye for the future to leave a valuable legacy.

  • Synchronised


    Our success comes from our collective strength and our ability to work together to solve complete problems and innovate smart solutions.

  • Committed


    Our success comes from our collective strength and our ability to work together to solve complete problems and innovate smart solutions.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Milaha is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates. As part of Milaha's Corporate Social Responsibility framework, generous, financial support is provided in various key areas. These include: health, economic and international affairs, education, sports and social and humanitarian affairs.


Key Milestones

1957- Today

Milaha 2023

  • In January 2023, Milaha established an “Strategic Alliance” with Turkish Hareket to deliver integrated heavy lift and oversized transportation services in Qatar.
  • In March 2023, Milaha has signed (MoU) with Oracle to accelerating digital transformation strategy, holding joint innovative activities on Cloud services, and maximizing cloud services adoption to optimize investment returns.
  • In May 2023, The Marine offshore Oil & Gas Conference “ShipTek” held in India has granted Milaha the ward of “Excellence in Maritime Services” in recognition to its great role and commitment to provide customers with outstanding maritime services and excellent logistic solutions.
  • In May 2023, Milaha signed a partnership deal with “Google Cloud” to accelerate digital transformation, modernize data platforms, and maximize adoption of emerging technologies.
  • In June 2023, Forbes Middle East's has listed Milaha as one of the top 100 companies worldwide.
  • In July 2023, Aacknowledging its great role in increasing “Hino Sales Rates” spare distributing its parts providing offering related mechanical services, Middle East Hino Motors granted Milaha the “Sales Achievement 2023 Award”
  • In October 2023, Milaha has won the Award of CSR/Sustainability Initiatives for the year 2023 from Landmarks in Logistics Awards 2023 UAE

  • In October 2023, Milaha joined Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) to expand global presence, strengthening positioning in field of project’ logistics.
  • In October 2023, Qatar Customs has accredited Milaha as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) to exercise the importing and exporting activities with best international standards of excellence and safety.
  • In October 2023, Forbes Magazine ME has named Interim Group Chief Executive Officer as one of the “Top Sustainability Leaders in the Middle East” 2023.
  • In November 2023, the "Contractor Partner Safety Forum" organized by Shell, granted Milaha the "Worker's Welfare Award" in recognition to its commitment to Workers' Health, Safety, and Welfare.
  • In November 2023, Milaha won (4) “Sword of Honor” awards and (4) prestigious “Global Honour” awards from the British Safety Council. The awards were provided to Milaha Shipping Agencies, Milaha Gas and Petrochem, Milaha Container Shipping, as well as Milaha's service units.
  • In November 2023, Milaha received the higher contractor performance evaluation (CPE) award for its operations in Halul Island from QatarEnergy Company.
  • In December 2023, Milaha received the CEO Award of HSEQ from QatarEnergy Company.



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


Our Business Areas

Over the years, Milaha has built five strategic pillars of business. With a single-minded approach to meet our customers’ goals, they are fully integrated-linked by strong communication and a shared sense of responsibility.


This interaction ensures rapid solutions to all your maritime and logistic challenges, delivered with specialist, sector-specific capabilities and knowledge.



Maritime & Logistics

Milaha Maritime & Logistics delivers integrated supply chain solutions to companies who are industry leaders in the fields of fashion, e-commerce, infrastructure, defense, health, oil & gas, heavy industries, aviation and FMCG.

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Marine & Technical Services

Milaha’s operations within this pillar are focused on providing vessel and industrial equipment owners & operators with comprehensive asset lifecycle services to help them achieve greater asset efficiency and optimise their total cost of operations. 

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Business area 3

Offshore Marine

Milaha Offshore is a provider of a wide spread of world-class offshore support and subsea services, with a presence extending from the Middle East to Europe, Africa and South East Asia.

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Business area 4

Gas & Petrochem

Milaha owns and operates a fleet of Aframax/ LR2 tankers, LNG and LPG/ Ammonia carriers, to offer safe and reliable operations and industry-leading services in shipping sea-borne oil and gas cargoes.

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Business area 5


Milaha Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Milaha and one of its strategic pillars. As the financial hub and investment arm of Milaha Group, Milaha Capital aims to exclusively cater to all of the Groups’ investment management needs with shareholder value creation set as the primary objective.

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Corporate Governance

To comply with the statutory requirements of Qatar Financial Markets, Authority (QFMA), Qatar Navigation has reported on its adherence to corporate governance as laid down by QFMA as well as per the internationally recognised practices.

On an ongoing basis, we will ensure that the best practices that are currently followed are also continued into the future and the mandatory periodic reports are made to add shareholder's value.


Fahad Bin Saad Al-Qahtani

Group Chief Executive Officer

Akram B Iswaisi

Akram Bashir Iswaisi

Executive VP Finance & Investments

Akram Bashir Iswaisi

Executive VP Finance & Investments


Hamad Saeed Al Hajri

Executive VP Support Services

Hamad Saeed Al Hajri

Executive VP Support Services

Ibrahim Al-Derbasti

Ibrahim Al-Derbasti

Executive VP Offshore & Marine

Ibrahim Al-Derbasti

Executive VP Offshore & Marine

Ali Mohamed A A  Al-Kuwari

Ali Mohamed Al-Kuwari

Acting Executive VP of Marine & Technical Services & VP - Ship Services

Ali Mohamed Al-Kuwari

Acting Executive VP of Marine & Technical Services & VP - Ship Services

Hammad Ahmad Usmani

Hammad Ahmad Usmani

Acting Chief Internal Auditor

Hammad Ahmad Usmani

Acting Chief Internal Auditor

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