Oman ranked world’s fastest container handling country

SourceTimes of Oman

Geneva: The Sultanate's ports have been rated as No. 1 in the world in terms of speed of container handling, as per the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) annual index 2020. The index, issued recently about the development of maritime transport last year, asserts that container vessels' stay in the Sultanate's ports averaged only 12. 5 hours, including all entry, exit, loading and unloading operations.

The accomplishment caps the efforts undertaken by Asyad and partners in the public and private sectors to facilitate procedures in ports and introduce many world-class electronic solutions in handling operations. It also comes in implementation of the National Logistics Strategy 2040 aimed to make the Sultanate a global logistics hub, notably by opening new direct maritime routes and forging alliances with international maritime firms to provide direct connection with Omani ports. The UNCTAD report affirmed that the Sultanate, Poland and the United Arab Emirates are the most competent in handling containers, more...