Oman’s Suwaiq Port achieves a new record in cargo handling

Oman’s Suwaiq Port handles 678000 tonnes of cargo in 2023

Al-Suwaiq: The volume of cargo handling at Al-Suwaiq Port in North Al Batinah Governorate during the past year 2023 reached about 678,000 tons of various goods, while the number of ships received by the port during the same period reached 1,036 ships, compared to 790 ships in the same period in 2022.

Eng. Samir bin Ghulam Al Balushi, Director of Suwaiq Port, explained that the volume of dry goods handling that Suwaiq Port received during the period last year amounted to 158,370 tons, an increase of 28.9 percent, compared to the same period in 2022, which amounted to 122,872 tons, and the volume of handling food, vegetables, fruits, meat, and others reached  180  thousand and  40  tons, an increase of 58.4 percent, compared to the same period in 2022, which amounted to  113,000  thousand and 651  tons, and the number of The livestock that arrived at Suwaiq Port during the past year were more than 10,000 heads, an increase of 100 percent, compared to the same period in 2022, which amounted to 1,116,000 heads.

He pointed out that Al-Suwaiq Port deals with medium-sized ships with a carrying capacity of 10,000 tons. These ships are usually loaded with various vegetable and fruit products, building materials, livestock, and general cargo.

It should be noted that the port has gained double commercial importance due to its strategic location between Muscat Governorate and Sohar Port, and its proximity to Khazaen Land Port, which constitutes a vital corridor for the arrival of goods and food products to neighboring regional markets, the markets of the Indian subcontinent and Africa, facilitating import and export operations, and re-export of all goods and accelerating trade and circulation of goods and containers to and from the Sultanate of Oman.

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