The Sultanate of Oman, popularly called as Oman, is located on the eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula to the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. In the past due to its strategic location, Oman was very prominent in the Silk Trade. This is a consequence of the secure maritime routes, and location, which is at the crossroads between South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It also results from its long coasts stretching from the Strait of Hormuz in junction of the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea to the Indian Ocean coasts. Oman illustrates how different civilizations and their cultural elements moved from one place to another through trade.
It is with pride we say, Omani ports have contributed to globalization, trade and global economy. The prominent Sea Ports are,
Sohar Port and Free-zone: SOHAR Port and Freezone is a deep-sea port and adjacent free zone is located in Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, midway between Dubai and Muscat. It connects global trade routes between Europe and Asia. All kinds of cargos are imported and exported from Sohar Port. Medical Equipment, Pharmacy Items, Building materials, Chemicals, Marble & Granites, Electrical Equipment, Oil and Gas project cargos are part of the vast list of cargos imported and exported by us through Sohar Port. Sohar Port houses many MNC’s such as Vale, Larsen & Toubro, Jindal Steel etc.
Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat (previously known as Mina Qaboos): Port Sultan Qaboos is the oldest port in Muscat, Oman. It is mainly used for our Break Bulk, Cruise and Project Cargo operations. It also has an international standard cruise terminal.
Al Duqm Port: Al Duqm Port & Drydock is a seaport equipped with a Ship Repair Yard & Drydock facility, which is the first of its kind in Oman. Currently, Al Duqm Port is seeing a rise in demand for Project Cargo and Chemical shipments.
Port of Salalah: Situated in the Dhofar Governorate, on the Arabian Sea which is on the northern part of the Indian Ocean, it is centrally located at the crossroads of trade between Asia and Europe. With over 2.5 billion consumers, it serves the markets of East Africa, the Red Sea, the Indian Subcontinent and the Arabian/Persian Gulf on its doorstep. Port of Salalah calls all the main lines operating world-wide.
“Oman. Where the modern world meets the new world”