First MSC con­tain­ers ar­rive at Port of Duqm

Muscat Daily - - BUSINESS -

Mus­cat - MSC Mediter­ranean Ship­ping Com­pany and Port of Duqm an­nounced the ar­rival of the first MSC con­tain­ers at this grow­ing trans­porta­tion hub.

The con­tain­ers were car­ried by the MSC Lau­rence from An­twerp to Jebel Ali, picked up by an Oman Con­tainer Line feeder ser­vice, and dis­charged at the Port of Duqm on Sat­ur­day, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

The cargo in­cluded equip­ment for Serka Taah­hut In­saat – the con­struc­tion unit of Turk­ish con­glom­er­ate Adali Hold­ing – and will be used to help de­velop the in­fras­truc­ture of the com­mer­cial quay.

Reggy Ver­meulen, CEO of Port of Duqm, said: “MSC is amongst the first ship­ping lines to put Port of Duqm in its reg­is­ter as an end des­ti­na­tion and we ex­pect many other lines to fol­low soon. Clients ac­tive in and around the Duqm area will now have many more op­tions to ship their con­tainer­ised car­goes in and out of the port to des­ti­na­tions all over the world. This will en­hance the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the port and we ex­pect vol­umes traded through Duqm to grow sub­stan­tially over time.”

Tariq Khat­tak, MSC’s lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Oman, said: “The Duqm Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone and port rep­re­sent one of the largest devel­op­ment projects in the re­gion. The port has the po­ten­tial to at­tract sig­nif­i­cant amounts of project cargo, sup­port­ing trade devel­op­ment in Oman, in par­tic­u­lar in the gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tives in the Al Wusta gover­norate. MSC al­ready op­er­ates ser­vices call­ing at the Omani ports of Salalah and So­har and we are de­lighted to com­ple­ment our pres­ence in the coun­try by con­tribut­ing to the growth of Port of Duqm.”

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