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Port Sultan Qaboos is operated and managed by Port Services Corporation S.A.O.G. from November 1976. Until 1981, the traffic was essentially conventional cargo. With the advent of Containerization, PSQ developed two of its berths to handle container vessels and these facilities were fully operational by 1983 -1984. From 2014 onwards, the port will cater mainly to cruise liners and all commercial activities will shift to Sohar.
PSQ, Oman's premier maritime gateway, enjoys a prime location in the politically stable Sultanate of Oman. Situated in a natural harbor, 250 Kilometers south of the Strait of Hormuz on the Indian Ocean coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Port Sultan Qaboos' location makes it an ideal hub, not only for the Arabian Gulf but also the Indian Sub-continent and markets in East and South Africa.
Mina al Fahal is a coastal area in the northeast of Oman, near to the country's capital, Muscat.
It was renamed from Saih al Maleh as the petroleum processing plant was developed. It is a key area for the country's petroleum operations. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is based at Mina al Fahal, and the Oman Refinery Company (ORC) has an 85,000 b/d oil refinery located here. Crude oil and refinery products are loaded on to tankers off Mina Al Fahal by subsea pipeline and SBM (Single Buoy Mooring) Systems.
The Port of Sohar is an industrial port and managed by the Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC). The SIPC Harbour Master is responsible for traffic co-ordination and order in the Port and at the Anchorage area. Marine Services at Port of Sohar is provided by Svitzer Wijsmuller, and stevedoring services for General Cargo is provided by Steinweg Oman LLC. The container terminal, Oman International Container Terminal (OICT) is a joint venture between Hutchison Port Handling Ltd (HPHL), the Govt.of the Sultanate of Oman, Stienweg of the The Netherlands and other local shareholders.
The Port of Salalah, situated in Dhofar in the southern region of Oman, is a common-user multi-purpose port, with facilities to handle bulk cargo, containers, general and liquid cargoes.
Salalah Port Services Company SAOG is a Public Omani Company with a 30% foreign Stake. The Government signed a contract with APM Terminals in December 1996 to build and operate the terminal. Construction commenced in April 1997, and a world class container terminal with state-of-the-art equipment was ready for operations in November 1998 with 2 completed berths. Two further berths were developed 3 months ahead of schedule in April 1999. In May 2007, the Port of Salalah opened berth 5, and berth 6 followed in May 2008. In the few years since its inception, the Port has developed into one of the world's largest container terminals.
OMIFCO has been established, as the result of an initiative by the Governments of Oman & India, in order to construct, own and operate modern world scale two-train ammonia - urea fertilizer manufacturing plant at the Sur Industrial Estate in the Sultanate of Oman. The port is located nearly 350 Km South of Muscat. OMIFCO Marine Terminal is located nearly 20 Km from Sur Town.
Qalhat LNG Terminal which is also known as Port of Qalhat is situated in Ash Sharqiyah Region of Oman near Sur. The outcome of Vision 2020 has resulted in the establishment of Oman's first LNG plant, 'Oman LNG' in 1994. In 2002, the Government of Oman decided to move forward with plans to develop a third gas liquefaction train and thus 'Qalhat LNG' was born and was incorporated in 2003. Today the Government of Oman owns 46.84% of Qalhat LNG, while Oman LNG owns 36.80% and Union Fenosa Gas of Spain owns 7.36%.
Port of Duqm & Drydock in the rugged Al Wusta region will soon be one of the major ports in Oman with its strategic location in the Arabian Sea. This port is also equipped with a Ship Repair Yard & Dry-dock facility, which is the first of its kind in Oman.
The dry dock is operated and managed by the Oman Drydock Company, S.A.O.C. The port’s reclamation work after completion was transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Communications in May 2012.
The port will be managed by the Port of Duqm Company S.A.O.C.
Khasab Port is situated in the Musandam Governorate of Oman and is managed by the Port Services Corporation (PSC). The port currently caters to cruise liners and commercial ferry operations to and from Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat. Future plans include a dedicated berth and terminal for Fast Ferries and expanded berths for cruise vessels. Commercial traffic is expected to grow significantly with Iran due to its close proximity to that country.