According to new figures published by SOHAR, the port had a solid first-half of 2017. In fact, container volumes in Q2 of 2017 grew by 11 percent, from the same quarter last year (2016). This can partially be attributed to significant investments made to increase efficiency to the highest international standards.
Dry bulk cargo also grew significantly at SOHAR Port in the first half of 2017. It was up by 24 percent in comparison to the first six months of last year (2016).
As the Port continues to grow in size and regional significance, so too does our adjacent Freezone. Our efforts here focus on value-added downstream manufacturing industries that can leverage the availability of feedstock from the Port and benefit significantly from the first-class logistics on offer in SOHAR, by sea, land or air.- CEO of SOHAR Freezone
As SOHAR emerges as one of the region’s most valuable logistics hub, both the Port and Freezone continue to play a important role in the diversification and globalisation of Oman’s economy.