Hutchison Ports Sohar hosted a lavish gala dinner at Sheraton hotel, Muscat, under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Salim Al-Futaisi, for its stakeholders, partners and clients from supply chain industry to celebrate its 12 years anniversary. The company started its operations and commercial business in Oman in 2006 from Terminal B and moved to Terminal C in 2014.
The grand gala evening, which included musical and illusion performances, was attended by 170 invitees. Hutchison Ports Sohar took this platform as an opportunity to appreciate its loyal stakeholders and customers for their unwavering and strong support throughout the last decade. Albert Pang, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports Sohar, presented the token appreciation to senior officials and executives of the ministries, customs, police, shipping lines, traders and other supply chain members who have extended their support and guidance.
Albert Pang said; 'as we celebrate the completion of 12 years, I am proud to say that we have made our dreams come true and have new ones now. In addition to the accumulated volume of Terminal B over the years, Terminal C is going to handle the 3 millionth TEU in last Quarter of this year. Since the start of Terminal C, we have achieved double digit % of volume growth year-on-year, ahead of the average growth rate in the Middle East region and globally.'
As an exclusive container terminal in Port of Sohar, we have already progressed from being a way port to one of the major hub port in the region. This is proven by the number of long haulage direct calls that we receive at Port of Sohar. Not only calls from Middle East and Fast East, we also started receiving direct calls from United States from end of August', he added.
Hutchison Ports Sohar continues to enhance its services and offerings, plans to integrate its technologies with that of its clients and aims to be a fully automated terminal in near future.