Muscat – Sohar Port recently held its annual shipping agents meeting to provide progress updates to more than 40 regional and international partners and discuss innovative ways to attract business to the port.
During the meeting, the port also conducted a signing ceremony for ship chandling licences with three new partners: Seven Seas Ship Chandlers LLC, Al Diyafah Supplies & Services Co, and Mars Marine Services. The three companies will provide general ship supplies, spare parts to the shipping lines, a press release said.
“As critical business partners in our industry, agents have a direct relationship with shipping companies and are always looking for new competitive advantages, efficiencies and value-added services to improve performance for their current and future clients.
With our aim to ensure world-class facilities and services, this is a great opportunity to present our capability to meet the growing demands of global trade and industry, while also attracting new investment to Sohar Port and Freezone,” said Mark Geilenkirchen, chief executive officer of Sohar Port.
As part of its efforts to develop a full-service ecosystem and make top-class marine services available to its clients, Sohar Port and Freezone partners with a number of local SMEs and international companies.
Among these, it has joined hands with Hormuz Marine to introduce bunkering services and Credential Ship Services LLC asfor crew change and supplies at sea.
In addition, berth 25 has been made available again for layby and service operations such as hold cleaning and repairs.
Next month, the new marine waste collection service provider, Oman Maritime Waste Treatment, will also begin its first soft trials at the port.