Muscat – Suwaiq Port received 290 commercial vessels in the first six months of 2022.
Saeed bin Salim al Hinai, Director of Suwaiq Port, informed that 290 merchant ships docked with 400,000 tons of goods and 1,670 refrigerated containers of fruits and vegetables during the period January-June this year.
“The port has commercial importance due to its strategic location in northern Batinah as a vital corridor for transporting goods and foodstuffs to markets in the region, the Indian subcontinent and the Horn of the ‘Africa.”
Hinai said the products targeted by the port include foodstuffs, vegetables, fruits, iron, cement, salt, livestock and ceramics. “The Asyad group has improved the quality of services in the port by setting up integrated services. It inspects, improves and upgrades the skills of operating personnel in proportion to port operations.
The Asyad Group, in coordination with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, is currently working to accelerate the completion of the Suwaiq Deep Sea Port in partnership with the private sector.
“The project aims to increase the efficiency of the logistics sector and modernize the port by increasing the competitiveness of its services in accordance with the highest international standards, making it a key step in the global supply chain”, Hinai said.