Oman Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport & Logistics from The Report: Oman 2018

Bolstered by steady investment from a government cognisant of its potential, Oman’s transport and logistics sector has continued to expand even as the impact of lower oil prices continues to be felt. The sector’s real growth rate registered at 1.1% in 2015 after rising 9.4% in 2014, giving it a value of OR1.7bn ($4.4bn), according to the latest available figures from Central Bank of Oman. It...

The effects of lower oil prices continue to be felt in Oman, with budget cuts and spending rationalisation still in evidence across the board. However, higher commodity prices in late 2017 and into early 2018 should provide a welcome boost to state revenues.

Displaying 1 - 6 of 56

Oman is strengthening its maritime cargo-handling capacity and support services through a series of new investments, reinforcing its credentials as a regional logistics hub.

 

A major holding company formed to manage state assets in transport and logistics has seen a raft of new activity in the period running up to 2018, as it moves to integrate operations among its subsidiaries and speed Oman towards becoming a top-10 logistics hub by 2040. Overseeing operations from shipping and ports to the postal service and...

 

Bolstered by steady investments from a government cognisant of its potential, Oman’s transport and logistics sector has continued to expand even as the impact of lower oil prices continues to be felt. The sector’s real growth rate registered at 1.1% in 2015 after rising 9.4% in 2014, giving it a value of OR1.7bn ($4.4bn), according to the...

 

Expanding its seaports is a core part of Oman’s plans for diversification and economic growth. Strategically located on global trade routes between the vast markets of Europe and Asia – and positioned just outside the Strait of Hormuz, a bottleneck for shipping traffic headed into the oil-rich GCC – the country has a strong commercial case to...

Oman is stepping up investment in air transport, announcing the arrival of a new fleet of aircraft, routes to North Africa and Europe, and an expansion of existing flight services as part of a strategy to support growth in tourism and logistics.

The effects of lower oil prices continue to be felt in Oman, with budget cuts and spending rationalisation still in evidence across the board. However, higher commodity prices in late 2017 and into early 2018 should provide a welcome boost to state revenues.