Al Duqm Port & Drydock
|Al Duqm Port & Drydock|
|Location||Duqm, Al Wusta Region|
|Operated by||Oman Drydock Company, S.A.O.C.|
|Owned by||Government of Oman|
|Type of harbor||Port and Drydock|
|Annual revenue||1.5 bl US Dollar|
Al Duqm Port & Drydock is a seaport located in Oman. The port is equipped with a Ship Repair Yard & Drydock facility, which is the first of its kind in Oman. Control of the port was transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Communications in May 2012. The port authority is the Port of Duqm Company, S.A.O.C., who manage the port.
Oman Drydock Company (ODC) have run the ship repair yard since 2013; primarily for the overhaul and conversion of large commercial vessels. In 2017 ODC and Babcock International Group started Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND), focusing on the expansion of the port's capability into the support of military forces operating in the region.
In March 2019, The United States managed to secure an agreement to govern the ports in Duqm and Salalah, which will reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, and provide a better access to the Gulf region for the U.S. military.
- "New Oman Duqm Naval Dockyard set for April launch". OEPPA.
- Roy, Shubhajit (February 13, 2018). "India gets access to strategic Oman port Duqm for military use, Chabahar-Gwadar in sight". Indian Express. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman". Reuters. 24 March 2019.
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