SOHAR Port and Freezone said on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Hutchison Ports Sohar to conduct a joint study for the expansion of SOHAR Port alongside the addition of a new container terminal capable of receiving mega-vessels.
The study will commence this year and will assess the social, environmental, logistical, In-Country Value and economic impacts of any future expansion, the company said in a press statement.
It said the study will provide a clear roadmap for future expansion in terms of containers and cargo handling and creation of local job opportunities.
(Writing by Syed Ameen Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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