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ABOUT OUR PORTS AND FREE ZONES

ASYAD’s 16 entities include three deep-water ports and three free zones - all supported by Oman’s five airports, a planned new USD 20 billion rail network and a USD 10 billion world class road network providing gateway distribution capabilities across the Sultanate and the wider Middle East.

The modern, technologically advanced ports of Salalah, Sohar and Duqm are unrivalled in their connectivity - strategically located within two weeks sail of all major global ports, and benefitting from rapid access to the growing Middle East, Indian and East-African markets.

Together, the ports run 200 weekly maritime services to 86 commercial ports across more than 40 countries providing a vast network for clients to make cost and time savings.

ASYAD’s ports work closely with the expanding free zones providing importers with significant benefits across the logistics sector. The existing free zones in Salalah and Sohar are soon to be joined by a third in Khazaen Economic City – situated near Barka, just outside Oman’s capital city Muscat.

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ADVANTAGES AND INCENTIVES

1. 100% foreign ownership

2. 0% import and re-export duties

3. 0% personal income tax for employees

4. Each free zone benefits from dedicated sector-specific zones and clusters

5. Unique infrastructure needs of individual industries, while allowing for greater business-matching opportunities across the value chain

6. Free trade agreements with US, Singapore, Europe and the GCC.

7. Newly developed facilities including offices, warehouses, and retail outlets in close proximity of ASYAD’s ports - ensuring seamless movement of goods via the Sultanate’s integrated world-class transport network.

8. Oman`s political stability, neutral regional relations, unrestricted regional access and a USD 26 billion investment in new air, maritime, rail and road infrastructure.

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SOHAR PORT

One of the three ports under ASYAD’s remit, Sohar Port is situated outside the Strait of Hormuz and at the heart of global trade routes connecting Europe and Asia. Read more

SALALAH PORT

Salalah Port – one of the world’s largest trans-shipment ports that is strategically located directly adjacent to the main East-West Shipping Lane. Read more

PORT OF DUQM

Situated on Oman’s south-eastern seaboard in Al Wusta Governate, with its 2,100 metre quay, and expansive basin, Port of Duqm is truly unique. Read more

SALALAH FREE ZONE COMPANY

Salalah Free Zone is situated adjacent to Salalah Port and is managed and operated by Salalah Free Zone Company, a subsidiary of ASYAD. Read more

SOHAR FREE ZONE

Situated between Dubai and Muscat, Sohar Free Zone is managed and operated by the Sohar Port Company. Read about our new incentives. Read more

HUTCHISON PORTS SOHAR

Hutchison Port Sohar, the container terminal operator at Sohar Port, is a joint venture between Hutchison Ports, ASYAD and other shareholders. Read more

KHAZAEN ECONOMIC CITY

Khazaen Economic City is a world-class integrated economic city which will bring together a broad range of logistics and industrial businesses under one roof. Read more

MARAFI PORT OPERATIONS

A member of ASYAD Group, Oman’s integrated logistics provider, MARAFI specialises in port operations and all associated management services. Read more

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