Transport & Logistics
From The Report: Oman 2018
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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 has been sustained by robust growth in passenger arrivals by air, and of cargo by land and sea. With a coastline of 2100 km at the mouth of the Gulf, and a history of friendly relations with its neighbours, Oman has a unique opportunity to become the logistics gateway to the GCC’s more than 50m consumers, as well as a key trans-shipment centre between Europe and Asia.