A.P. Moller-Maersk expands its global port call network with the addition of Khazaen Dry Port.
Khazaen Dry Port is now bookable as a port of origin or destination on Maersk.com, providing Maersk customers with a time- and cost-effective solution through Muscat, Oman.
A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has added Khazaen Dry Port (KDP), a subsidiary of Asyad Group, to its extensive ‘Port of Call’ network, which provides business transportation, container terminal, and reefer container services to facilitate the import and export of goods.
Maersk is committed to developing and delivering integrated logistics solutions to its customers. KDP benefits from a strategic location closer to Maersk’s customers’ manufacturing hubs in and around Muscat, as well as the gateway it provides to global markets.
Maersk is implementing time- and cost-efficient solutions for its customers by adding KDP to its port network and offering land freight and value-added solutions to and from KDP.
The long-term commercial agreement with Maersk fits Asyad’s role of facilitating trade and assisting local merchants in conducting business efficiently at global standards. It strengthens KDP’s global positioning as an import, re-export, and transhipment hub as the country strives to become one of the region’s leading logistics hubs.
This integration, which emphasizes Asyad’s role as a market growth leader, is yet another step in the group’s carefully designed scheme to improve efficiencies and adopt higher standards across the logistics sector.
Our goal at Maersk is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains by offering integrated logistics services across land, sea, and air networks. Our customers can move their goods quickly around the world thanks to our network of over 130 countries and over 730 vessels.
Mads Skov-Hansen, Maersk West & Central Asia’s Head of Ocean Customer Logistics
He continued, “Oman has been a key logistics destination for Maersk, particularly in terms of access to global markets. Over the years, we have worked closely with Asyad Group to strengthen our relationship in order to provide best-in-class integrated logistics solutions that support Oman’s 2040 growth vision.
We are pleased to add Khazaen Dry Port to our network and look forward to working even more closely with Asyad in the coming years to further develop our logistics investments to support Oman’s growth ambitions.”
We can improve international market accessibility, facilitate trade, and increase the flow of products and services to and from Oman at the touch of a button by integrating KDP into Maersk’s network.
KDP Executive Director Juma Al Maskari
“With an annual capacity of 50,000 TEU, we are home to more than 80 local and global companies.” “By leveraging Maersk’s global routes to best suit their supply chains,
This integration with a powerful global network facilitates business and trade for the private sector, providing operational efficiencies and cost optimization.”
Khazaen Dry Port is strategically located near the Saudi-Omani border, the UAE-Oman border, the Port of Sohar, the Port of Salalah, and the Port of Suwaiq, making it easy to access the region’s thriving economies.
It is purpose-built on an area of 100,000 m2 and serves as a one-stop shop for customs clearance, inspection, container handling and storage, and cargo movement at Muscat’s doorstep.
KDP has used its unique value proposition in Khazaen Economic City to attract major corporations and global players to invest in Oman since its inception.
As the country’s first integrated in-land dry port, it connects the Sultanate’s economic areas to seaports, airports, and land borders via a network of roads designed for land transport and shipment.
About A.P. Moller-Maersk
A.P. Moller-Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a global leader in shipping services, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs over 100,000 people worldwide.
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