Port operator Port Services Corporation (PSC) has teamed up with Salalah Port Services Company and two other strategic partners to bid for a contract to operate and manage Oman’s first ever ‘Dry Port’ in South Al Batinah Governorate.
Oman is also involved with a massive expansion project that will see its container terminal quadruple in capacity to around six million TEU.
The project is being overseen by Hutchison Port Holdings and the Omani government.
The Oman Daily Observer reported Mohammed Jawad bin Hassan bin Suleiman, Chairman of the Board of Directors at PSC as saying that all four companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which confirms that each company will be competing for the tender for the port.
Oman’s Sohar Port has recently attracted the attention of China, who see the port as a link that could strengthen trade ties with Eastern Asia.