Sohar signs an expansion agreement with C. Steinweg Oman
Sohar Port and Freezone, a deep-sea port in Liwa, Oman, has signed an agreement with C. Steinweg Oman to expand its storage areas by 27 hectares or 270,000 square metres. Centrally located between booming economies of the Gulf and the Indian subcontinent, SOHAR offers a unique strategic advantage which is of global significance to the entire C. Steinweg Group.
This partnership dates back to 2004, when C. Steinweg Oman handled the very first vessel to visit SOHAR Port. C. Steinweg has since grown alongside SOHAR Port and Freezone, expanding in berth capacity, storage space and handling equipment.
In 2021, SOHAR, a 50:50 joint venture between the Government of Oman and the Port of Rotterdam, exported more than 37 mln tons of dry bulk cargo. The expansion will solidify SOHAR’s position as a major global cargo terminal.
The new storage facilities agreed upon are expected to be ready in four months, and fully operational by the last quarter of 2022. C. Steinweg Oman and SOHAR will be in a prime position to respond to the needs of the market, Oman’s ongoing diversification, and the development of mega projects in the region. They will be particularly well places to respond to the increasing demand for minerals, of which SOHAR is the leading export facility.