Maersk adds Khazaen Dry Port to its global network of port calls


Maersk added Khazaen Dry port (KDP), part of Asyad Group, to its ‘Port of Call’ network offering business transportation, container terminal, and reefer container services to import and export goods. Khazaen Dry Port is now bookable on as a port of origin or destination and offers Maersk’s customers a time- and cost-efficient solution through Muscat, Oman.

Maersk is committed to designing and implementing services for its customers that offer integrated logistics solutions. KDP enjoys a strategic location closer to Maersk’s customers’ manufacturing hubs around Muscat and the gateway it opens to global markets. By adding KDP to the network of ports and offering land freight and value-added solutions to and from KDP, Maersk is implementing time-and cost-efficient solutions for its customers.

The long-term commercial agreement with Maersk falls in line with Asyad’s role to facilitate trade and support local merchants to do business efficiently at global standards. It further bolsters KDP’s global positioning as an import, re-export and transhipment centre as the country forges ahead to become one of the leading logistics hubs in the region. Underlining Asyad’s role as a market growth leader, this integration is yet another step in the Group’s carefully designed scheme to improve efficiencies and adopt higher standards across the logistics sector.

“At Maersk, our ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains by providing them integrated logistics services across land, sea and air network. Our customers can swiftly move their goods worldwide through our network that spans over 130 countries on more than 730 of our vessels. We are happy now to add Khazaen Dry Port to our network and work even more closely with Asyad in the coming years to continue developing our logistics investments supporting Oman’s growth ambitions” says Mads Skov-Hansen, Head of Ocean Customer Logistics of Maersk West & Central Asia.

Khazaen Dry Port is located within proximity to the Saudi-Omani border, UAE-Oman border, the Port of Sohar, the Port of Salalah, and the Port of Suwaiq. It is designed and built over an area of 100,000 m2, and it is a one-stop shop for custom clearance, inspection, handling, storage of containers, and cargo movement at Muscat’s doorstep.

Source: Maersk Group