SOHAR Port and Freezone gears up for management event

Third annual programme to bring SOHAR and government officials together for learning with full operations showcased.
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SOHAR Port and Freezone's CEO, Jamal Aziz, has said that driving the growth of Oman’s economy and serving the wider GCC region remains the top priority for the logistics giant, as it gears up for its third annual Port and Freezone Management Programme for governmental entities.

The four-day programme will be held on 18-21 May 2015, and will engage participants on what it takes to manage a successful shipping business.

The programme will bring government entities from SOHAR and Muscat together to focus on success stories at SOHAR as it has attracted $21 billion in investment.

Initiated by the One-Stop-Shop Customer Service Department at SOHAR, the programme also aims to increase the ease of doing business.

“SOHAR is growing at a tremendous pace. As we grow, we learn, and passing that knowledge on is something that is fundamental to the growth of the Omani economy, its businesses, industries, and supply chains. The programme supports job creation and the realisation of the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of a modern diversified economy,” said Aziz.

Ongoing infrastructure developments and investment - particularly in the food cluster - plus the prospects on offer through increasingly multimodal connectivity at SOHAR, are expected to be among the main talking points. Plans to grow container capacity to 6 million TEU by 2019, land and marine operations, and maintenance at SOHAR, which boasts terminals that handle over 50 million tonnes of cargo, will offer further insights into project management and technical procedures at the logistics hub.

During the programme participants will also have the opportunity to meet and discuss port management with SOHAR Port CEO Andre Toet and Aziz. The programme will conclude with a de-brief in which participants will be able to share what they have learned and discuss future opportunities.

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