This bunker license will further boost Oman’s logistics sector
Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) and Sohar Port and Freezone recently signed a long-term bunker license agreement for OOMCO to provide marine fuels to vessels visiting Sohar Port and at the anchorage area.
The bunker license will see Oman Oil Marketing Company operate the 10,000 metric tonne bunker barge MT ALPHA to enhance the position of Sohar Port as the port of choice in the region for vessel owners and operators requiring bunkering services by improving turnaround times and maintaining supply chain efficiency.
“This bunker license represents an important joint effort to work together to further boost Oman’s logistics sector and contribute to the national economic diversification efforts,” affirmed Tarik Al Junaidi, CEO, OOMCO.
“Sohar Port and Freezone is located close to some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. The need to serve these ships at Sohar Port in a quick and efficient manner to allow them to continue their journey and meet transportation deadlines is important to help ensure the integrity of global supply chains,” stressed Omar Bin Mahmood Al Mahrizi, CEO, Sohar Freezone and Deputy CEO, Sohar Port.
By offering convenient bunkering services to even the world’s largest cargo ships, Sohar Port and Freezone will be able to serve the needs of the global shipping market, attract further investment and support Oman’s journey to becoming a world class international logistics hub.