Oman Transport

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According to recent industry reports, GCC states are in the process of adding some 17m twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of new container capacity to the Arabian Peninsula’s port facilities. While some of this will go towards meeting domestic demand, there is also significant regional competition. Yet this logistics race comes at a time of...


What role is the private sector expected to play in the Logistics Vision 2040, and how is the government developing strategies to encourage this?


For those with a stake in Oman’s proposed railway system, 2015 quickened the pulse. After several years of deliberations, the authorities began tendering for four separate stages of the proposed nine-segment national rail network. The network is anticipated to eventually comprise a total of 2135 km of standard-gauge track, with a total...


Leveraging the country’s strategic position adjacent to one of the world’s major seaborne trade routes, the government has identified Oman’s transport and logistics sector as a priority area with considerable potential for growth. To capitalise on that promise, public authorities are in the midst of a multi-billion-rial investment programme...


What challenges is the Oman Rail Project facing from the current low oil prices?

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Oman 2016

Oman’s public authorities are in the midst of a multi-billion-rial investment programme designed to expand and improve the country’s transport and logistics capacities across land, sea and air. Salalah, the country’s largest port, has recently shifted its focus towards import/export traffic, with a new 20-year master plan launched in 2011 aiming to establish multi-modal links at the port and...

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