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Port of Duqm in Oman handles first RoRo cargo discharge
Port of Duqm used both RoRo and LoLo (Lift on Lift off) modules from the vessel ‘Bahri Tabuk’, operated by Bahri, a Saudi-based vessel.
Svitzer orders new tug fleet for SOHAR Port operations
The order includes three of Sanmar’s Bigacay-class tugs and two Sirapinar-class vessels following the signing of a 15-year operations contract with SOHAR Port.
Marhaba Express launches Port of Duqm breakbulk service
The new service calls at Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Duqm, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Shuhaiba, Umm Qasr, Dammam, and Sohar before returning to Nhava Sheva.
Mazoon Dairy in Oman secures supply chain with first batch of 1,600 cows
Mazoon Dairy marks milestone in economic development of Oman with the arrival of 1,600 dairy cows
Duqm Airport opens with 9,958sqm air cargo terminal
The new Duqm Airport has been opened by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) in Oman, providing the breakbulk hub with an air cargo terminal to support Duqm Port & Freezone.
Swissport wins contract with Oman’s SalamAir for ground services and cargo handling
The low-cost carrier currently flies to three domestic and eleven international destinations in nine countries from Muscat.
Oman and Iran launch fourth direct container shipping service
The route between Iran’s port city of Jask and the Omani port of Al Suwaiq, joins three others already in operation.
British tourists killed in Salalah car crash on cruise bound for Abu Dhabi
The two female guests who were killed in the accident were among three stuck by the car. The third, a male passenger, suffered serious injuries and is being treated in Oman, according to police reports.
Development begins on SOHAR Port & Freezone’s US $350-million sugar refinery
Oman Sugar Refining Plant, the first of its kind in the sultanate, spans 188,000m² and will cost approximately $350m (OMR134m) to build.
ALS Logistics Solutions says no evidence of slowdown in GCC logistics sector
ALS has also won several automated car park projects as well, which it will be handling over later in 2018 and 2019, with several more expected to be announced soon.
Albwardy Damen becomes first ship repair company in SOHAR Port & Freezone
The new SOHAR operations represents the fourth location of operations in the Middle East, adding to Albwardy Damen’s Afloat Repairs Division comprehensive workshop facilities in Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah.

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