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Sohar Port ensures supply to local market

26 Apr 2020

The management team at Sohar Port and Freezone affirms the continuation of its business operations, despite the current health crisis surrounding the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Sohar Port team has increased efforts to ensure an uninterrupted flow of operations and a continued supply to the local market. 

Sohar Port has activated its business continuity plan, while also adhering to the health and safety directives mandated by the Supreme Committee, throughout all its Port and Freezone facilities, according to a press statement.

Highlighting the importance of the plan, Batti bin Mohamed al Shibli, Harbour Master at Sohar Port said, “We are truly facing a difficult time during the current situation, but have been able to overcome certain challenges by having a plan in place to enhance the activities of the Marine Department. This strategy supports the efficient and effective handling of shipping goods and operations, allowing for a smooth flow of logistic operations while continuing to supply the markets with its required needs.”

“I also believe that the high inflow of work is due to the influx of demand, which means we are playing our part in bringing in added value to Oman’s import and export sector. We are confident that with the support and cooperation of everyone involved, we will not only help to overcome this difficult time but will also see the creation of a brighter and sustainable future.” Shibli added.

Sohar Port and Freezoneis recognised as a key logistics hub in the sultanate, with a majority of good coming via the port to be distributed within the local market. 

Over the past few weeks, the port activated its business continuity plan, together with the support of Asyad Group, the Directorate General of Customs, Royal Oman Police and the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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