Tuesday , 21 May 2019
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Construction has started on the US$130m expansion of the container terminal in the Port of Sohar, which will increase its annual capacity by over 87% to 1.5m teu. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Expansion of Sohar container terminal begins

The facility, operated by Oman International Container Terminals, currently handles around 800,000 teu.

Construction involves providing the terminal with a total quay length of 1km, supported by a 68 ha container yard.  An additional three post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes will join the port’s existing four quay cranes, enabling larger vessels to be handled.  The work is being carried out by China Harbour Construction Co.

“Expansion will attract more main line vessels in the future, further reducing the logistics costs in the Oman supply chain,” said Andre Toet, CEO of Sohar Industrial Port.