Arkan Sohar Logistics to Develop CFS and Logistics Complex at SOHAR FZ
SOHAR Port and Freezone has partnered with Arkan Sohar Logistics to develop a port-based Container Freight Station (CFS) and logistics complex that will occupy 26000 sq mtrs.
Through this agreement, Arkan Sohar Logistics will offer bonded and non-bonded facilities, ambient and covered storage, as well as temperature controlled, dry, chilled and frozen storage facilities.
These facilities will also provide value added services such as cross stuffing for import, re-export and transshipment cargo, lashing, crating, staging, labelling, re-packing, kitting, and order processing.
An Oman-based company, Arkan Sohar Logistics has become one of the fastest-growing logistics service providers in the region with a total investment of approximately $7 million.
The CFS will allow importers and exporters using SOHAR Port to securely store goods and products for consolidation and expedited shipping.
Omar bin Mahmood Al Mahrizi, CEO of SOHAR Freezone, DCEO SOHAR Port said: “As we continue to expand and position Oman as a world-class logistics hub, it is important that we consolidate and de-consolidate shipments coming into SOHAR by offering CFS services within the port.
"This will speed up the clearance and processing functions in order to move goods and products on to their next destination efficiently.
"Arkan Sohar Logistics have a well-earned strong reputation as an excellent and dependable service partner and we are looking forward to welcoming them to SOHAR.”
Ali Al Muttawa, CEO of Arkan Sohar Logistics, said: “Our experience in operating CFS, and warehousing facilities for frozen commodities will benefit SOHAR Port’s clients and ensure they can meet the needs of a growing consumer market by handling goods safely and securely and providing end-to-end logistics solutions.
"Our facilities can be customized to suit their requirements, and by maintaining shipping containers, we are able to increase cost efficiency and keep businesses moving without delays caused by damaged goods, during processing or transportation."
SOHAR Port and Freezone offers a wealth of attractive incentives designed to make doing business easier and more efficient, including the 100% foreign ownership, attractive local labor requirements, 0% import or export duties and 0% income tax.