Muscat’s Sohar Port and Freezone has signed a pact with Oman-based Arkan Sohar Logistics to build a container freight station and logistics complex in the port which will occupy 26,000 sq m. Arkan Sohar Logistics will provide bonded and non-bonded facilities, ambient and covered storage, as well as temperature-controlled, dry, chilled, and frozen storage facilities as part of the deal.
Other facilities that will be offered as per the agreement include cross stuffing for import, re-export, and transhipment cargo, lashing, crating, staging, labelling, repacking, kitting, and order processing. Arkan Sohar Logistics’ container freight station (CFS) services will enable importers and exporters using Sohar Port to securely store goods and products for consolidation and expedited shipping, according to reports emanating from Oman.
With a total investment of around OMR 2.7 million ($7 million), Arkan Sohar Logistics is one of the fastest-growing logistics service providers in the region and offers state-of-the-art customs-bonded areas for cargo, a racked warehouse facility, and custom-built dock levellers to enable easy access to trailers and for safe loading and unloading.
Sohar Port runs a Customs clearing service available 24×7 and a bonded transport corridor that will permit goods to travel between the Port and Freezone within 14 minutes, with on-site One-Stop-shop service available to help with the procurement of all necessary registration, licenses, and visas.