Sohar Port to lease out Terminal 2D amid potential business opportunities

Mark Geilenkirchen CEO of SOHAR Port and Freezone With several development plans underway, including future projects, Sohar Port and Freezone continues to seek possibilities for growth and expansion. In line with this principle, the port is looking to leasing out Terminal 2D

The waterfront location hosts an area of 100-hectares with easy access to cool water and the surrounding industrial clusters. It was initially developed in 2009 as a container terminal expansion, but it has now been dedicated to businesses involved in the logistics and metal sectors.

Commenting on the potential of Terminal 2D, Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of Sohar Port and Freezone said, “Sohar is strategically positioned at the centre of global possibilities, and has a consumer reach of over 2.2 billion across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Potential customers are generally based outside Oman, so we aim to garner as many opportunities as possible to support them in setting up at SOHAR. Additionally, with the help of our One-Stop-Shop facility and the benefits we offer, investors will receive a favourable return on investment.”

The One-Stop-Shop (OSS) service at Sohar Port and Freezone acts as a single-window for clients to obtain all necessary documentations and operate their businesses in a smooth manner. The OSS provides multiple crucial amenities including company registration and licensing, plot work and labour permits and visas to deliver high-quality services.

“With several regional ports currently running out of space, Sohar still has the capacity to further expand and attract prospective investments. Clustering is an innovative form of business. Therefore, the close proximity to our petrochemical, logistics and food clusters will also support the creation of upstream and downstream opportunities for further business developments. Moreover, as the Port and Freezone are both managed under a single entity, this allows for a seamless connection between the two, while also enhancing efficiency for feedstock imports and product exports,” Geilenkirchen added.

Businesses can take advantage of the deep-water facilities and the accessibility of logistic services surrounding Sohar Port and Freezone.

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