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Oman plans new container terminal at Sohar Port

Construction will take 30 months, will have a capacity of 5m TEUs

Oman plans new container terminal at Sohar Port

Oman is planning to build a new container terminal at Sohar Port with the capacity to process five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) every year.

The basic infrastructure for the proposed terminal will be developed by the government, while the superstructure will be built by Oman International Container Terminal, Mahdi Al Lawatia, southern development director, Sohar Port told Times of Oman.

The newspaper said that the plan would need to be signed off by the government, and that construction would take almost 30 months.

Sohar’s existing terminal has a container handling capacity of around 2 million TEUs with the planned expansion increasing total capacity to seven million TEUs per year.

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