Gulf Times recent article is devoted to the first arrival of the vessel at the Strategic Food Security Facilities (SFSF) Terminal located at Hamad Port in Qatar.
Loaded with two LHM 280 mobile harbour cranes the vessel and the whole project of the State’s SFSF follows advanced global standards and manufacturing practices and deployed the latest technologies to improve the capabilities of storage, packing, transportation that comes in line with the Qatar National Food Security Strategy. The launched project is aimed to enhance the State’s reserve capabilities and developing the strategic stock system for food, consumer, and catering goods.
It also will strengthen Qatar’s position as a regional leader in the area of strategic stock sufficiency, and ensure country’s food security.
The system incorporates a special multi-axle undercarriage system, superior cruciform supporting base, Liebherr Litronic crane control and management system, an ergonomically designed operator’s tower cabin and a unique Liebherr anti-corrosion treatment. 53-hectare area SFSF project at Hamad Port estimated cost of QR1.6bn aims to create sustainable development for the coming generations.
In addition, this project is unique within the region with a storage capacity for a period of two years for the three main commodities, as it contains silos for long-term storage and huge warehouses with infrastructure and exceptional equipment to maintain such storage capacity to meet the needs of 3mn people, in accordance with relevant international standards.