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Sohar Port to offload large iron ore shipment for Vale

19 Apr 2020

Sohar Port announced that it has received a giant ship Pacific Mariner carrying 400,000 tonnes of iron ore for Sohar-based Vale.

In a tweet posted on its official twitter handle Sohar Port and Freezone said, ‘Sohar Port receives the Pacific Mariner vessel, which is set to discharge 400,000 tonnes of iron ore at the Vale pier.’

Pacific Mariner, which operates under Hong Kong flag is counted among one of the largest ore carriers globally, having around 360m in length and 60m of width.

‘Vale imports millions of tonnes of crude annually to pellet it and re-export it, taking advantage of the pioneering infrastructure at Sohar Port,’ the tweet said.

Vale started its operations in the sultanate in 2007 through a joint-venture with Oman Oil.


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