Oman Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Oman 2017

Strategically situated at the head of the Indian Ocean and bordering Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Oman is a gateway to the GCC region – a re-distribution point and transit hub for shipments to and from Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and East and Central Africa. Transport and logistics has emerged in recent years as a pillar of the sultanate’s development and a critical driver of its economy,...

Despite ongoing economic pressures associated with the drop in oil prices, Oman’s diversification strategy and efforts to enhance wider revenue streams are beginning to bear fruit, as witnessed by continued growth in the non-oil sector despite dropping incomes and wider regional instability.

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How is the transport industry currently positioned for expected growth?

 

Port automation and the modernisation of freight handling capacity in Oman is keeping pace with large development projects at Duqm and Sohar. Improvements in operational performance are the essential incentive to automate port container terminals, making them more productive and allowing for increased quay use and yard densities that result in...

 

Airport infrastructure is developing quickly in Oman, with over $12bn invested in the sector since 2010, and another $6.1bn earmarked through 2020-21 to support the completion of new regional airports and major terminal projects at two international airports. Oman currently operates three regional airports at varying levels of completion, one...

 

Strategically situated at the head of the Indian Ocean Oman, which borders Saudi Arabia and the UAE, is a gateway to the GCC region – a re-distribution point and transit hub for shipments to and from Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and East and Central Africa. Transportation and logistics in the sultanate has emerged in recent years as a pillar...

Despite ongoing economic pressures associated with the drop in oil prices, Oman’s diversification strategy and efforts to enhance wider revenue streams are beginning to bear fruit, as witnessed by continued growth in the non-oil sector despite dropping incomes and wider regional instability.