Singapore: The switch of cargoes from Muscat to the port of Sohar in Oman should bring solid growth in shipping volumes to the country plus more direct calls, according to Edwin Lammers, the executive commercial manager at the port of Sohar. Speaking to GulfShip News, Lammers said the transition process from the Omani capital to Sohar had not been easy but should be completed by year end.
Sohar is also trumpeting its LNG bunkering capabilities, something Lammers says will give the port “a leadership position” in this emerging ship fuel type. Two licenses for ship to ship bunkering should be operational by the end of this year.
Sohar already has an office in Dubai and is looking at adding one in Mumbai. [19/10/14]