Sohar Port receives ISO 55001 Asset Management System
Sohar Port and Freezone has recently been awarded the International Certificate of Asset Management System (ISO 55001) from Lloyd’s Register Group. The certification positions Sohar as a forerunner in the sector, making it the first port in the Middle East to receive the accolade.
Highlighting the importance of this award, Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of Sohar Port said, “We are very proud to have been awarded the ISO 55001 certification, which goes on demonstrate our commitment towards delivering only the best quality services to our customers as per their expectations and ensuring that the management and maintenance of our infrastructure aligns with international standards. We believe that the standard, which began its implementation at the end of 2018, will attract new business opportunities while simultaneously supporting the efficiency of our already existing tenants.”
The ISO 55001 is an international standard framework to manage port infrastructure. This is done by transforming an organisation’s objectives into asset-related decisions, plans and activities utilising a riskbased approach. Achieving this certification enhances and regulates the Asset Management processes at SOHAR, in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, through a structured approach that is linked to its organisational objectives. Furthermore, it undoubtedly contributes towards the development of Sohar, reinforcing their reputation for constant improvement.
Eng Ali al Yamani, Executive Technical Manager at Sohar Port and Freezone, said, “I would like to extend my gratitude to all our employees and the project team for all their efforts in enabling us to receive the ISO 55001 certification. This is a truly incredible achievement and further positions SOHAR as a leading logistics hub in the region.”