Sohar Port recently held its annual ship agents meeting to provide updates to more than 40 regional and international partners and discuss innovative ways to attract business to the Omani port. During the meeting, the port also conducted a signing ceremony for ship chandling licenses with Seven Seas Ship Chandlers, Al Diyafah Supplies & Services and Mars Marine Services. The three companies will provide general ship supplies and spare parts to shipping lines.
“As critical business partners in our industry, agents have a direct relationship with shipping companies and are always looking for new competitive advantages, efficiencies and value-added services to improve performance for their current and future clients. With our aim to ensure world-class facilities and services, this is a great opportunity to present our capability to meet the growing demands of global trade and industry, while also attracting new investment to Sohar,” said Mark Geilenkirchen, Chief Executive Officer.
As part of its efforts to develop a full-service support system and make top-class marine services available to its clients, Sohar is entering into partnerships with a number of local businesses and international companies. For example, it has joined forces with Hormuz Marine to introduce bunkering services and Credential Ship Services for crew change and supplies at sea. In addition, berth 25 has been made available again for layby and service operations, such as hold cleaning and repairs. Next month, the new marine waste collection service provider, Oman Maritime Waste Treatment, will also begin its first soft trials at the port.