SOHAR Port and Freezone

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SOHAR Port and Freezone
SOHAR  Port  and  Freezone is located in Oman
SOHAR  Port  and  Freezone
SOHAR
Port
and
Freezone
Location in Oman
Location
Country  Oman
Location Sohar, Al Batinah Region
Coordinates 24°30′15″N 56°36′37″E / 24.50417°N 56.61028°E / 24.50417; 56.61028Coordinates: 24°30′15″N 56°36′37″E / 24.50417°N 56.61028°E / 24.50417; 56.61028
Details
Opened 2002
Operated by Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC)
Owned by Sultanate of Oman & Port of Rotterdam
Type of harbor Seaport
Website
http://www.soharportandfreezone.com

SOHAR Port and Freezone is a deep-sea port and adjacent free zone in the Middle East, located in Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, midway between Dubai and Muscat.[1] With current investments exceeding $26 billion, it is one of the world's fastest growing port and free zone developments[2]and lies at the centre of global trade routes between Europe and Asia.[3]

SOHAR is currently home to logistics, petrochemicals, metal and food clusters that feed downstream industries with iron and steel, plastics and rubber, ceramics and chemicals.[4] Today it handles over one million tonnes of sea cargo each week and over 2,600 ships a year. The port is equipped with deep-water jetties capable of handling the world’s largest vessels, the Valemax class of dry bulk carriers.[5]

The Port was originally established in 2002 and the Freezone was added in 2010. SOHAR Port and Freezone is managed by Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC), a 50:50 joint venture between Port of Rotterdam and the Sultanate of Oman.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SOHARPortandFreezoneWebsite". 
  2. ^ http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2013/11/21/sohar-port-and-freezone-wins-significant-award-oman/
  3. ^ The Report: Oman 2010, Oxford Business Group
  4. ^ "SOHARFreezone". 
  5. ^ http://www.royalhaskoning.co.uk/en-gb/News/Pages/port-of-sohar-iron-ore-jetty.aspx