Port Services backs Oman logistics show
Muscat, October 7, 2009
Port Services Corporation (PSC), which operates the Port of Sultan Qaboos (PSQ), top maritime gateway to Oman, will support the Sultanate’s upcoming inaugural transport, shipping and logistics event.
TransOman Expo will be held from October 13 to 15 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in Muscat.
PSC is also a prime supporter of the TransOman Conference titled “Transport Innovation and Challenges” set to be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Seeb, Muscat, October 14 and 15.
“During the past four years, the traffic in Port of Sultan Qaboos has been growing at around 20 per cent annually and its operating revenue at around 25 per cent which was quite exceptional,” said a senior PSC official.
“PSQ has indeed gone a long way and contributed significantly to the local economy. With the Sultanate’s economic stability and outstanding growth in the logistics industry, PSQ expects more business opportunities in the coming years," the official added.
"Thus, we actively support TransOman, perceiving it to be an unparalleled avenue to attract greater investment opportunities in the country specifically in the field of transport, shipping and logistics."
Port Sultan Qaboos is Oman’s premier maritime gateway, having the capacity to store 6,498 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per day with average dwell time of 15.5 days per container.
The port is an ideal trans-shipment hub for the upper and red sea port trade flows, providing container terminal, break bulk, ro-ro, cruises and anchorage services, amongst others.
PSC is well equipped with a wide array of vehicles and equipment and specialised teams of engineers, mechanics and technicians.
The TransOman exhibition and conference are being organised by Oman International Trade and Exhibitions. – TradeArabia News Service