Muscat: Commercial operations and direct imports through the Sultanate of Oman’s ports have increased by five per cent during the first nine months of 2021.
A statement issued online by Oman News Agency (ONA), said: "The latest operational indicators recorded by the ports of the Sultanate of Oman during the first nine months of this year showed a growth in commercial operations and direct imports by five per cent."
The number of containers handled reached more than 3.9 million registered TEUs, an increase of three percent compared to the same period last year. The quantity of general cargo handled through these ports amounted to about 41.2 million tons, an increase of seven percent, and the quantity of liquid cargo handled recorded about 15 million tons, an increase of eight percent compared to the same period in 2020.
The volume of existing projects in the freezones in Sohar and Salalah, which are supervised by the Asyad Group, amounted to nearly OMR 2 billion, and the volume of various industrial projects under construction amounted to OMR 450 million .