A.P. Moller – Maersk has announced that it has added Khazaen Dry Port (KDP), part of Asyad Group, to its ‘Port of Call’ network, offering business transportation, container terminal, and reefer container services to import easily and export goods.
A press release from the company noted that Maersk is implementing time-and-cost-efficient solutions for its customers by adding KDP to the network of ports and offering land freight and value-added solutions to and from the new port of call.
Notably, the long-term commercial agreement with Maersk aligns with Asyad’s role to facilitate trade and support local merchants to do business efficiently at global standards.
It further bolsters KDP’s global positioning as an import, re-export and transhipment centre as the country forges ahead to become one of the leading logistics hubs in the region.
Mads Skov-Hansen, Head - Ocean Customer Logistics, Maersk West & Central Asia, noted that Oman has been a key logistics destination for Maersk, especially regarding access to global markets.
“We have worked closely with Asyad Group over the years to foster our relationship to offer best-in-class integrated logistics solutions supporting Oman 2040 Growth Vision,” he added.
Juma Al Maskari, Executive Director, KDP, said, “By integrating KDP within Maersk’s network, we are able to improve international market accessibility, facilitate trade and increase the flow of products and services to and from Oman at the touch of a button.”
Spread across 100,000 sq m, the Khazaen Dry Port is strategically located within easy reach of the booming economies in the region, with proximity to the Saudi-Oman border, UAE-Oman border, the Port of Sohar, the Port of Salalah, and the Port of Suwaiq.