Sohar Port to up Capacity to 1.5 Million TEU with New Terminal

Port of Sohar is expanding the container handling capacity of terminal C to boost annual throughput capacity to 1.5 million Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU), according to a senior port official, up from today’s one million TEU.

Port authorities are discussing with contractors plans to pave large areas and build yards to capitalise on the shifting of commercial activities of port Sultan Qaboos to Sohar port. The plan is to build another terminal (D) to raise container handling capacity to five to six million TEU per annum. The development plan for terminal D will be finalised during 2016-17 and the work will start thereafter, said executive commercial manager Edwin Lammers. He said that “We have to build quay walls for the terminal.”

Sohar port will continue the development of facilities to capture growing trade activities in the Middle East and will have the capability to serve the world’s largest 20,000 TEU ships.