Oman to link ports with regional trade routes for local market needs

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Oman-based port operations & management company Marafi Asyad Group has stated that the medium-sized ports will engage with various regional trade routes to enhance direct import aimed at meeting local market needs for goods and livestock during Ramadan.

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Abri, CEO of Marafi Asyad, has said in a statement that the company’s strategy focuses on generating economic revenue for ports, improving their organizational and strategic positions, and transforming them from simple points for goods transit into integrated economic facilities that actively contribute to economic development and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs.

According to Mr. Al Abri, the ports of Sultan Qaboos, Al Suwaiq and Khasab are preparing for the arrival of commercial vessels from various regional markets. This provides administrative incentives to ensure that vessels dock and depart safely.

Furthermore, he has expressed gratitude to the Ministries of Transportation, Communications, and Information Technology, as well as the Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources, for their contributions to the port opening.

The commercial team of Marafi Asyad carried out a number of promotional and marketing campaigns to woo direct trips from GCC, Indian, Pakistani and Iranian ports, as per the reports.

“Oman’s ports have the advantage of strategic location in regional and international trade routes, which enhances the Sultanate’s logistical position as a point of communication with Indian, Asian, and GCC markets,” Mr. Al-Abri added.

Marafi Asyad Group

Marafi Asyad is an integrated logistics provider in the Sultanate. The company specializes in port operations and all associated management services, forming a core part of ASYAD’s vision to reclaim Oman’s 2,000-year-old trade leadership. MARAFI’s first project was the operation and management of Port Sultan Qaboos, followed by the ports of Suwaiq, Shinas, and Khasab.

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