- Direct shipping line with the Singaporean and Malaysian ports
- To give Omani traders fast and efficient access to Asian markets
- To add value to the national economy and global supply chain
- Asyad Group is committed to enhancing the competitiveness of Oman’s ports, boosting their operational efficiency, and harnessing their full potential
The Port of Sohar received this Sunday, February 13, evening its first direct container shipment via the new direct shipping line launched by Oman, represented by Asyad Group, with the Singaporean and Malaysian ports.
Asyad Shipping, part of Asyad Group, has extended its Oman-India Express Service, as a step to promoting the competitiveness of Oman’s ports and broadening its support to the local trade community by commissioning a new container line that connects Oman directly to Singapore and Malaysia.
Asyad Group continues to introduce new direct shipping routes that connect Oman to the world to harness the full potential of Oman’s ports and provide trusted global shipping solutions, while ensuring increase in delivery speed amidst surging shipment volume in the Asia Pacific region.
To cater to the rising demand in inter-nation cargo, the new service line, which is now connecting Oman with India, Singapore, Malaysia through the Port of Sohar sets a new standard for what can be achieved by Asyad Group, with an anticipated total throughput of 100K TEUs annually.
Commenting on the expansion of Asyad Shipping’s ocean-freight service to Singapore and Malaysia - Dr. Ibrahim Bakhit Al-Nadhairi, Chief Executive Officer of Asyad Shipping and Drydock Services said: “Asyad Group remains committed to enhancing the competitive edge of Oman’s ports, boosting their operational efficiency and harnessing their logistics potential by linking them via direct lines with various global commercial ports, to provide an added value to the national economy and cement Oman’s position as a global logistics hub and transit gateway.”
“We realize that the strength of our network in Asia will play a critical role in driving future growth. This new container line is set to increase trade relations with Asian countries, provide competitive advantages to the local and regional trade community, enhance all national exports to and from Singaporean and Malaysian and neighbouring markets, and provide Omani traders with a fast, time- and cost-effective access to Singapore as an international distribution hub and subsequently to Southeast Asian markets”, he added.
Asyad Shipping is the only direct sea route carrier from the West Coast of India to Oman, and vice versa. It is also the only direct carrier to connect the South of Oman (via Salalah Port) to the North of GCC including Iraq without transshipment, providing a reliable direct link to key markets. Asyad Shipping operates four ships in two services: Oman-India Express Service, and the Oman-Gulf Express.