Sohar, 19 November 2022 – DHL, the leading international provider of air, ocean, and road freight services has announced opening of a new office in SOHAR Freezone. Matrix Prime Logistics, a leading company for warehouse logistics operations at SOHAR Freezone, has signed a lease agreement with DHL Global Forwarding, for the sublease of warehouse space for the efficient distribution of goods in Oman and other global markets. The warehouse is strategically located at SOHAR Freezone and the partnership will further cement SOHAR’s role in positioning Oman as an attractive global logistics and transit hub. “The shift to the SOHAR Freezone will enable DHL Global Forwarding to further expand operations and enhance and streamline our process management. We are confident this move will provide even more efficient services and stable supply chain solutions as the international freight market and e-commerce sectors continue to grow,” said Amadou Diallo, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa. As per Roy Scaria, Country Manager-DHL, Oman, “This is DHL’s step towards contribution to Oman Vision-2040 and capitalise on SOHAR’s land connectivity and provide more solutions to our esteemed customers. DHL is now the only global logistics company with offices in both Salalah Freezone and SOHAR Freezone. DHL is now well poised to offer faster and greener freight services across the region, particularly with much anticipated imminent launch of 303-km-Oman-Etihad Rail project connecting Sohar to Abu Dhabi.” Saib Jasim, Managing Partner of Matrix Prime Logistics said, “All our smart warehouses at SOHAR Freezone are riding the waves of technological innovation. They are designed and built according to the highest international standards and can accommodate various cargo types and activities. We offer customised warehousing solutions for various commercial, logistics and industrial activities, including for an international freight forwarding specialist such as DHL Global Forwarding.” SOHAR Port and Freezone acts as the main gateway for import and export in the Sultanate and to the main shipping routes among global markets. SOHAR offers an advantageous base for logistics operators such as DHL Global Forwarding, the division of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, one of the world’s leading postal and logistics providers which currently covers more than 220 countries across the globe. SOHAR is one of the world’s fastest-growing Port and Freezone complexes, offering hectares of land available for industrial, light manufacturing, logistics and trade activities over three phases. Over 70% of all consumer products entering Oman do so via SOHAR’s port, while the Freezone offers world class logistics and warehousing, including cold storage, in support of cross-border trade across a diverse range of industries including metals, raw materials, plastics and foodstuffs. For more information about the opportunities and advantages available at SOHAR Port and Freezone, please visit soharportandfreezone.com .
About SOHAR Port and Freezone
As one of the fastest-growing ports in the world, SOHAR Port and Freezone continues to leverage on its strategic location and enhance its services, positioning itself as a key logistics hub within the region and across the world boasting container, liquids, and bulk terminals. A powerful combination of the expertise of the Port of Rotterdam and the government of the Sultanate of Oman, represented by ASYAD, it is earmarked as one of the Sultanate’s mega-projects, home to logistics, petrochemicals, and
metal clusters, as well as the region’s first dedicated agro-terminal. Today, after 17 years of operation, it serves as the main gateway for import and export in Oman, contributing 2.8% of the country’s GDP and almost 26,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities. With a focus on sustainable development and cutting-edge technology, it is leading the development and modernization of the Sultanate’s logistics infrastructure and supporting the economic diversification objectives of Oman’s 2040 Vision.
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