18 Nov 2019
Oman has reached an agreement to have its first integrated land port in the Sultanate, as Khazaen Economic City (KEC) signed the deal.
The agreement was reached between KEC and several logistic firms that will help in the operations and management of the port in Al Batinah South Governorate.
“The signing of the agreement to establish the first integrated land port, in partnership between the public and private sectors, will be an important link between the various seaports and commercial, industrial and economic areas in the Sultanate as a result of the growth of shipping and maritime traffic witnessed in the ports of the Sultanate,” Oman’s Minister of Transport, Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi said.
Marafi, Khimji Ramdas and Al Madina Logistics Services are set to lease around 250,000 sqm of land, with 100,000 sqm.
The CEO of Khazaen Economic City, Khalid Al Balushim, highlighted how this deal could boost Oman’s logistic sector, saying, “The dry port project is a true example of how the private sector could positively contribute in the development and growth of the logistic sector in Oman.”
The Minister of Transport added, “We are looking forward to the new dry port's contribution to speed up the movement of containers and cargo, reducing the total cost of outbound and inbound goods and to provide container maintenance services.”