‘Port of Duqm work to be completed by 2019-end’

duqm1Port of Duqm is fast becoming an important reality of the Middle East region’s rapidly transforming maritime landscape. (Image source: Port of Duqm)All major works at the Port of Duqm will be completed by Q4 2019, paving the way for it to become operational as a full-fledged port at by the beginning of 2020

With all major remaining packages awarded in recent months and the award of a contract for a liquid berth expected soon, the port is on track to become a fully-functional facility by the said date. The contracts awarded recently include gates, superstructure, remaining work at terminals, buildings for the port and dredging work.

“With the authority awarding several packages for building the port, foreign investors are confident that they will now be connected to the rest of the world. Lately, there has been a growing interest among foreign investors about the port,” Reggy Vermeulen, CEO of Port of Duqm, told Times of Oman. “We have set a base for the flow of investment.”

Once the port starts its full-fledged operations sometime in the beginning of 2020, it will have a 2.2-kilometre long commercial berth, a 2.2-kilometre long container berth, a one kilometre long government berth, a liquid berth and a break bulk berth for miscellaneous cargoes.

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