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.