Oman Shipping Company’s container service, Oman Container Line (OCL) at Asyad Group has been ranked 55th globally by the international database platform Alphaliner, for the capacity OCL offers as well as its reliable services in the Gulf and globally.
This global ranking enhances the leading status of the sultanate in maritime transport among the best countries in the world, Asyad Group said in a press statement. It said OCL ranking also reflects the government’s efforts in developing the essential infrastructure in logistics services, aiming towards achieving the Notional Logistics Strategy 2040 to make the sultanate a global logistics centre.
The importance of this ranking lies in the fact that it was issued by Alphaliner, an internationally recognised database platform providing updated-ranking of the 100 largest container and liner operators based on capacity. The platform is used by liner shipping executives, container ship owners, shipbrokers and other shipping professionals. Alphaliner is also the knowledge base of the first choice used by port authorities, terminal operators, logistics companies, shippers, research companies and banks and other financial institutions.
Ibrahim al Nadhairi, acting CEO of Oman Shipping Company, said that OCL’s global ranking at 55th is a testament to the efforts the company has put over the years to link Oman to the world through providing our customers with reliable services globally. “It is also a reflection of the hard work of the entire team working in this shipping company at all levels.
The OCL’s global ranking has brought the name of Oman among the top countries in the logistics sector. This has become possible only due to the focus of the country’s leadership on the development of the infrastructure and logistics sector,” Nadhairi said.
Wasam al Najjar, general manager, corporate planning at Oman Shipping Company said, “There is no doubt that OCL entering Alphaline index among 100 global companies is a highlights the company’s role in linking Omani ports to the main global trading routes through its Oman Express Line (OEX), in addition to its role in linking the sultanate’s ports with UAE’s through its Gulf Express Line (GEX).”
He noted that OCL aimed to connect India and Oman to the Upper Gulf through combining OEX and GEX service, as well as inaugurating the Oman Gulf Express (OGEX) service; linking Salalah, Duqm and Sohar in Oman with Arabian Gulf ports.