A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has added Khazaen Dry Port (KDP), part of Asyad Group, to its business transportation, container terminal and reefer container services network.
The move will allow Maersk to strengthen ties with Oman, which it calls a ‘key logistics destination’ with accessibility to global markets.
“We have worked closely with Asyad Group over the years to foster our relationship to offer best-in-class integrated logistics solutions supporting Oman 2040 Growth Vision,” said Mads Skov-Hansen, head of Ocean Customer Logistics, Maersk West & Central Asia.
“We are happy now to add Khazaen Dry Port to our ‘Port of Call’ network and work even more closely with Asyad in the coming years to continue developing our logistics investments supporting Oman’s growth ambitions,” he added.
Khazaen Dry Port is strategically located within easy reach of the booming economies in the region, with proximity to the Saudi-Omani border, UAE-Oman border, the Port of Sohar, the Port of Salalah, and the Port of Suwaiq.
The long-term commercial agreement with Maersk falls in line with Asyad’s role to facilitate trade and support local merchants and bolsters KDP’s positioning as an import, re-export and transhipment centre.
“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,” said Mads Skov-Hansen. “Our customers can swiftly move their goods worldwide through our network that spans over 130 countries on more than 730 of our vessels.”