C. Steinweg Oman To Expand Sohar Capacity

27 Hectares To Be Added To Port’s General Cargo Terminal

C. Steinweg Oman is expanding storage capacity at the Port of Sohar, Oman's largest deep-sea port and industrial complex.

Some 27 hectares of space will be added to the port’s general cargo terminal following a deal struck with Sohar Port and Freezone. The new capacity will meet rising demand for minerals and other bulk items, the company said.

The upgraded terminal is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter.

CSO, a unit of Dutch warehouse and logistics operator C. Steinweg Group, has a long-term concession to handle all breakbulk, project cargo, dry cargo and RoRo stevedoring operations at the Sohar.

“Adding 27 hectares of additional storage space to our facility at Sohar Port and Freezone shows the growth potential of Oman, while serving more and more markets around the world,” said Hendrik van Mierop, CEO of C. Steinweg Oman.

“Situated between key markets in the East and the West, Sohar offers a unique strategic advantage which is of global significance to the entire C. Steinweg Group,” the executive added.

The Sohar Port and Freezone is managed by Sohar Industrial Port Company, a 50:50 joint venture between state-run logistics group Asyad and the Port of Rotterdam.

The port last year handled 1.29 million tonnes of breakbulk cargo.

Other major deep-sea ports in Oman include Duqm and Salalah on the Arabian coast.

Sohar Port and Freezone and C. Steinweg Oman will be exhibiting at Breakbulk Middle East 2023, taking place on 13-14 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai.

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PHOTO: Sohar Port and Freezone. CREDIT: Asyad