A.P. Moller – Maersk Adds Khazaen Dry Port To Its Global Network Of Port Calls
Maersk is devoted to developing and delivering integrated logistics solutions to its clients. KDP benefits from a strategic location closer to Maersk’s clients’ production clusters in and around Muscat and the access it provides to worldwide markets. Maersk is implementing time and cost-efficient solutions for its clients by connecting KDP to its port network and delivering land freight and value-added solutions to and from KDP.
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 strengthens KDP’s worldwide stance as an import, re-export, and transhipment centre as the nation strives to become one of the region’s top logistics hubs. This combination, which emphasises Asyad’s status as a market growth leader, is yet another step in the Group’s carefully crafted strategy to increase efficiency and embrace higher standards across the logistics industry.
Mads Skov-Hansen, Head of Ocean Customer Logistics at Maersk West & Central Asia, said, “At Maersk, our ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains by providing them integrated logistics services across land, sea and air network. Our customers can swiftly move their goods worldwide through our network that spans over 130 countries on more than 730 of our vessels.” He added, “Oman has been a key logistics destination for Maersk, especially regarding the accessibility 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. We are happy now to add Khazaen Dry Port to our network and work even more closely with Asyad in the coming years to continue developing our logistics investments supporting Oman’s growth ambitions.”
Khazaen Dry Port is ideally positioned near the Saudi-Omani border, the UAE-Oman border, the Port of Sohar, the Port of Salalah, and the Port of Suwaiq, making it simple to access the region’s thriving businesses. It is purpose-built on an area of 100,000 m2 and serves as a one-stop shop for customs processing, inspection, container handling and storage, and freight transit at Muscat’s doorstep.
Since starting its operations, KDP has leveraged its unique value proposition in Khazaen Economic City to attract major corporations and global players to invest in Oman. As the country’s first integrated in-land dry port, it connects the City and other economic areas in the Sultanate to seaports, airports and land borders through a network of roads designed to accommodate land transport and shipment.
“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,” said Juma Al Maskari, Executive Director of KDP. “We are home to more than 80 local and global companies with an annual capacity of 50,000 TEU. This integration with a powerful global network facilitates business and trade for the private sector, providing them with operational efficiencies and cost optimisation by simply leveraging Maersk’s international routes to best suit their supply chains.”