SOHAR Port and Freezone
|SOHAR Port and Freezone
|Location||Sohar, Al Batinah Region|
|Operated by||Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC)|
|Owned by||Sultanate of Oman & Port of Rotterdam|
|Type of harbor||Seaport|
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. With current investments exceeding $26 billion, it is one of the world's fastest growing port and free zone developmentsand lies at the centre of global trade routes between Europe and Asia.
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. 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.
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.
- The Report: Oman 2010, Oxford Business Group
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