Original news was published on 05 August 2019
Terminal 2D was initially developed in 2009 for a container terminal expansion, but SOHAR Port and Freezone is now offering the 750,000 square metre waterfront site to businesses involved in the logistics and metal sectors.
The port is promoting the site’s proximity to the surrounding industrial areas, available water and accessibility to logistics services that surround the SOHAR Port and Freezone.
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 acts as a single-window for the port’s clients to obtain all necessary documents to operate a business. These include company registration and licensing, plot work and labour permits, visas, etc.
“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.