As part of Oman’s strategy to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbons and improve the overall quality of sea trade, the government has invested heavily in developing its seaport infrastructure. Major investments include the port city of Sohar’s free trade zone, Salalah Port and Mina Sultan Qaboos. 

There has also been large-scale expansion at Duqm Port, including the construction of a new port and dry-dock complex and the development of its surrounding facilities.

This has cost around US$1.7bn

These developments will significantly improve Oman’s trade, logistics and warehousing capabilities and also support its tourism sector.