PROJECTS: Oman's Sohar Port and Freezone, Hutchison Ports sign pact to study to port expansion

Study to examine container terminal capable of receiving mega vessels

  
Sohar Port and Freezone. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Sohar Port and Freezone. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Sohar Port and Freezone /handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya

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) 

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com

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