SOHAR Port and Freezone seals new marine service agreements

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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SOHAR Port and Freezone sign deals
Officials during the meeting.

Oman’s SOHAR Port and Freezone has signed three key agreements aimed at boosting its marine services.

This move intends to enhance In-Country Value (ICV) and support local companies. These agreements are a pivotal step in putting into action the port’s dedication to nurturing local talent.

The first agreement with Global Tank Solution outlines a plan to revolutionize the vessel tank cleaning services at the port. By introducing advanced mechanized cleaning technology and skill development opportunities, automated and non-man entry tank cleaning systems. This collaboration is expected to sharpen the competitive edge of local companies in the maritime sector.

In another agreement aimed at elevating its bunker services, SOHAR partnered with Global Oil Resources. This partnership will precipitate opportunities for local companies to interface with major enterprises in the marine fuel logistics and supply chain, thereby advancing Oman’s global operations. Global Oil Resources LLC will be able to supply bunker to vessels calling Sohar Port with MGO and VLSFO

SOHAR’s collaboration with American Medical Center, in partnership with Star Lake Medical Services, introduces a comprehensive range of medical services for seafarers. This third deal is poised to stimulate growth in the local healthcare sector by increasing demand for medical supplies, services, and expertise.

Sharing his insights on these developments, Mr. Batti Al Shibli, Harbour Master, SOHAR Port, and Freezone, said that, “By integrating these specialized services at SOHAR Port, we are elevating our operational efficiency and significantly contributing to the growth of Oman’s maritime industry and economy.”

“These collaborations align with our broader ICV strategy, our commitment to creating sustainable opportunities for Omani Companies, and our role in helping the Sultanate achieve the goals outlined in Oman Vision 2040,” Mr. Al Shibli added.

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