Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Pecém, one of Brazil’s top ten ports. The agreement will allow the two ports to collaborate to advance their respective maritime and logistics operations, through the exploration of joint business opportunities, the exchange of knowledge and best practices and developing technologies for green hydrogen and other renewables.
“International partnerships, like the one with Pecém, allow us to consolidate expertise that helps us strengthen and expand our world port network and foster economic competitiveness,” said Mark Geilenkirchen, Chief Executive Officer of Sohar Port. “Particularly with Brazil being such a strong player in food exports, Pecém is a welcome addition to our flourishing food cluster. At the same time, by showcasing the incredible success Vale has achieved in Oman over the last 10 years, it will enable us to demonstrate to Brazilian companies the vast opportunities Sohar has to offer.”
As the closest Brazilian port to both the USA and Europe, Pecém is becoming a major hub for the North and Northeast Brazil markets. Considered to have the best port and hinterland infrastructure in the region, it is one of just a few Brazilian terminals capable of handling ultra large container vessels.