Port Sultan Qaboos

Port SQPort Sultan Qaboos is Oman’s premier gateway for International Commerce. It is located in the Gulf of Oman, at the gate of the Arabian Gulf outside the Straits of Hormuz (just 350 Kilometres south) on the main shipping route of vessels traveling between Africa, Asia and Europe. The location of Port Sultan Qaboos makes it an ideal gateway to the Gulf Ports; On the path of the mainline routes; Savings in steaming time for ships; ideal for a Regional Hub; Gateway of Arabian Gulf to the International markets, more specifically to the markets in the Indian Subcontinent & Asia, East & South of the African Continent.

It is a natural harbour. Easy access, ample storage space, a spectacular waterfront location and as a full service facility makes the Port the best choice for handling the imports & exports of the Omani market and a transhipment hub for the ever growing traffic between the Arabian Gulf and the International Markets beyond.

Port Services Corporation (S.A.O.G) manages and Operates The Port. This thriving seaport sustains its competitive edge through innovative & progressive policies and known for its path breaking initiatives in Port Operations. Port Sultan Qaboos encompasses 249 acres of land and 6,342 acres of waterfront. It is a multi-cargo and all weather port with 9 berths for commercial operations to handle passengers and cargoes such as automobile, break-bulk, container, dry and liquid bulk, and warehouse facilities that handle millions of Rials worth of cargo each year. Four non-commercial berths under the control of Government for the exclusive use of Royal Squadron, ROP Coast Guard and Royal Oman Navy.

All ships calling PSQ to strictly comply with the requirements of International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code). Port Sultan Qaboos an ISPS certified Port, utilizes the Royal Oman Police (ROP) for public safety & security. In terms of cargo throughput, the Port has consistently grown over the years.

PSQ is the Tourism Gateway to the beautiful landscape of Oman. Amidst the backdrop of increased international cruise traffic is an excellent cruise terminal with facilities on par with an International Terminal. Complementing its busy port operations with green alternatives, Port Sultan Qaboos remains committed to managing resources and conducting Port developments and operations in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner. (Source: http://www.pscoman.com)


Port of Sohar

Sohar PortPort of Sohar is a deep sea port in the Middle East situated in the Sultanate of Oman, 220km northwest of its capital Muscat. The management of this industrial port lies with Sohar Industrial Port Company SAOC (SIPC), a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of Oman and the Port of Rotterdam.

The original agreement between the two parties was signed in 2002 and first industrial developments started in 2004. Today, the port is fully operational with state-of-the-art facilities and terminals. With current investments exceeding $14billion it is one of the world's largest port development projects.

Located just outside the Strait of Hormuz, Port of Sohar is within easy reach of the booming economies of the Gulf and the Indian subcontinent and has good connectivity to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat. The biggest consumer market in the region, Saudi Arabia, can be reached directly from Sohar.

Port of Sohar houses three clusters: logistics, petrochemicals and metals. World-leading companies Vale, Air Liquide, Larsen & Toubro, Methanol Holding International and Jindal Power & Steel are established in Port of Sohar. The independent terminals are operated by world class leading companies; C. Steinweg Oman for general cargo, a joint venture between Oiltanking and Odfjell for liquid cargo and Hutchinson Whampoa for containers. (Source: http://www.portofsohar.com)


Port of Salalah

Salalah PortThe Port of Salalah first began operating at what used to be Mina Raysut, in November 1998. The container terminal was then built and the former port became the General Cargo Terminal. The vision behind the Port’s development was to build a world-class container terminal and create a leading transshipment hub in the Middle East.

The Government of Oman signed a contract with APM Terminals in December 1996 to build and operate the terminal, construction started in April 1997, and a world class container terminal with state-of-the-art equipment was ready for operation in November 1998 with 2 completed berths. Two further berths were delivered 3 months ahead of schedule in April 1999. In May 2007 the Port of Salalah opened berth 5, and berth 6 followed in May 2008. In the few years since its inception, the Port has developed into one of the world's largest container terminals.

Port of Salalah is a world class transshipment hub in the West Central Asia Region. Situated right at the major East-West shipping lanes, Salalah enjoys an attractive strategic location in the heart of the Indian Ocean Rim and caters to some of the world’s largest ocean going vessels.

(Source: http://www.salalahport.com)

Port of Duqm

Port DuqmSituated on the southeastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Oman, overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean beyond, Port of Duqm is fast becoming an important reality of the Middle East region’s rapidly transforming maritime landscape. With its deep draft, lengthy quay walls, and expansive basin, Port of Duqm has the trappings of a world-class, multipurpose commercial gateway. And as the principal anchor of a huge Special Economic Zone envisioned at Duqm, it also has the potential to develop into one of the Middle East’s largest ports over the long term.

Port of Duqm lies under the management of Port of Duqm Company SAOC, a 50:50 joint venture between the Omani government and the Consortium Antwerp Port (CAP). CAP is supported by the Port of Antwerp (Belgium), one of Europe’s largest hub ports. Under an agreement signed with the Omani government in April 2011, the joint venture has been granted a 28-year concession to co-invest, operate, manage and market the Port of Duqm.

At the heart of Port of Duqm’s appeal is its strategic geopolitical location, far removed from Strait of Hormuz and the Arabian Gulf. It is this advantageous location that the Omani government seeks to leverage as it sets out to position Duqm as a safe, stable and business-friendly destination for industrial and economic investment. Indeed, the Sultanate of Oman - and the Port of Duqm in particular - stand to reap the benefits of the country’s international reputation as an oasis of tranquility and standard-bearer of regional peace and reconciliation.

Underscoring Port of Duqm’s strategic importance is its planned development into an integrated, multimodal logistics hub, encompassing the maritime, road, air and rail modes of transportation. An airport is under construction at Duqm, while a proposed rail-based freight and passenger transportation network, will eventually link this industrial port city with the national rail system. Utilities and services are also modern, effectively providing investors with an unrivalled setting to do business. Free-trade agreements (FTAs) with Gulf Arab states, the United States, as well as a host of other nations, add to Oman’s investment appeal.

(Source: http://www.portduqm.com)