A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has added Khazaen Dry port (KDP), part of Asyad Group, to its ‘Port of Call’ network.
By adding KDP, based in Oman, to the network of ports and offering land freight and value-added solutions to and from KDP, Maersk is implementing time-and cost-efficient solutions for its customers – according to its recent release.
The long-term commercial agreement with Maersk falls in line with Asyad’s role to facilitate trade and support local merchants to do business efficiently at global standards. It also bolsters KDP’s global positioning as an import, re-export and transshipment centre.
This integration is another step in Asyad Group’s scheme to improve efficiencies and adopt higher standards across the logistics sector.
“At Maersk, our ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains by providing them integrated logistics services across land, sea and air network,” said Mads Skov-Hansen, Head of Ocean Customer Logistics, Maersk West & Central Asia.
“Our customers can swiftly move their goods worldwide through our network that spans over 130 countries on more than 730 of our vessels.
“Oman has been a key logistics destination for Maersk, especially when it comes to the accessibility to global markets.
“We have worked closely with Asyad Group over the years to foster our relationship to offer best-in-class integrated logistics solutions supporting Oman 2040 Growth Vision.”
Maersk added that this integration will improve its international market accessibility, facilitating trade and increasing flow of products and services to and from Oman.
KDP is located closer to Maersk’s customers’ manufacturing hubs around Muscat and within easy reach of the booming economies in the region – with proximity to the Saudi-Omani border, UAE-Oman border, the Port of Sohar, the Port of Salalah, and the Port of Suwaiq.
KDP is the country’s first integrated in-land dry port, it connects the City and other economic areas in the Sultanate to seaports, airports and land borders through a network of roads.
This is Maersk’s eighth such agreement in a bid to accelerate global production of green methanol.