C. Steinweg Oman, which operates the general cargo terminal in Sohar port, has entered into an agreement with Sohar Flour Mills to handle shipments of wheat and grains. The aim of the arrangement is to ensure reliable and sustainable direct imports from countries of origin, and new logistical solutions for traders and importers.
Raed bin Mohammed Al-Rabaei, CEO of Sohar Flour Mills, said that the allocation of a special berth for the handling and loading of the company’s goods in the port represents a competitive advantage that would strengthen its ability to directly import raw materials and export final products. He also noted that the company is currently working on building a number of large silos to increase local storage capacity.
It is expected that Sohar Flour Mills will begin its own wheat discharge operations from the first quarter of 2021 in the Port of Sohar. Until then, C. Steinweg Oman will discharge wheat import shipments and transport the cargo into Sohar Flour Mills warehouse.
In order to support Oman and its citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic, C. Steinweg Oman has reduced its handling charges to Sohar Flour Mills to boost the import of additional wheat and enhance Oman food security and sustainability.