Logistics services developed at Port of Duqm
Port of Duqm Company (PDC) and Duqm Ahlia Development signed a 25-year land lease agreement for a 5ha plot in the Port of Duqm concession area.
Duqm Ahlia will provide warehousing and general logistic services in the Duqm Port logistic area, including trucking and customs clearance activities for multiple industries.
The plot is strategically positioned close to the port's commercial quay from which the majority of goods will be imported and re-exported.
Duqm Ahlia Development will also offer a wide range of ship support services, which it intends to develop further in the Duqm area.
The first three months of 2016 saw an increase in activity at Duqm, Sohar and Salalah compared to the same period last year, according to Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications (MoTC) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Port of Duqm Company.
He said the increased activity at the Omani ports reflects the continuity of trade activity despite the oil prices slump, but did not provide exact figures.
"The company today signed an agreement with Mohsin Haider Darwish (MHD) to establish a logistics company in transport and warehousing, shipping and customs clearance under the name of Al Duqm Al Ahlia Logistics SAOC," said Shaikh Taher bin Mabkhout al Junaibi, CEO, Duqm Ahlia Development.
The new company will build multiple stores in the ports logistics zone this year. PDC has three major roles in Duqm, first the management and the terminal operation of the port and secondly, the management of all logistic zones in the direct vicinity of the port.
PDC is also financing, developing, managing and marketing 2000ha of industrial and petrochemical zone. These zones enjoy an optimal integration with the Port of Duqm.