Equally important is its proximity to the hinterland of this Arabian Triangle, as well as the Batinah region of northern Oman, where industrial and economic investment is currently at record highs. A world-class network of modern highways ensures seamless connectivity and efficient movement of cargo from Sohar to Muscat (200 kilometres), Dubai (160 kilometres) and Abu Dhabi (180 kilometres).
Hutchison Port Sohar’s location outside the Strait of Hormuz also saves carriers the higher insurance premiums applied to shipping inside Gulf waters, thereby reducing overall freight costs. Equipped to handle the latest generation of mega-vessels, the terminal offers mainline carriers a safe, ultra-modern and efficient transshipment alternative to existing ports in the region.
Furthermore, its proven track record in efficient container movement and vessel turnaround has strengthened its reputation as the port of choice among the world’s top shipping lines.
Advantages of chosing Hutchison Ports Sohar
- Guaranteed berth window
- 18-meter draft
- One of most productive regional Hub ports
- 100% on-dock facility with storage availability at competitive tariffs
- Located on major shipping routes
- Real-time EDI transmission to shipping lines