Duqm secures position as Oman’s breakbulk hub
The Port of Duqm reached an important milestone in the first half of 2016, confirming its position as a ‘heavy lift project’ and ‘break bulk’ cargo handler for the oil and gas industry in Oman.
The port saw increased volumes in the first half of the year, in comparison with the same period last year with three new oil and gas projects moving ahead, despite the difficulties in the market.
A major development for the Port of Duqm is the launch of a multi-purpose feeder vessel, operated by Oman Shipping, which connects the port with other regional ports, including Salalah, Sohar and Jebel Ali.
This will primarily facilitate the import and export of container traffic at the port on a competitive and regular basis, until it starts operating its container terminal, which is expected to be launched in 2019.