Port of Duqm.. A Strategic Commercial Port on the Arabian Sea
Port of Duqm is fast becoming an important reality of the Middle East region\'s and will catalyse the development of Al Wusta Governorate. The first phase of the port will handle containers, general, and bulk cargo. The inner basin is -18 m deep and has commercial quay (2.25 km. by 350m.) which can accommodate 8 vessels. Moreover, a 1 km Government quay is also under construction, which will accommodate the Royal Navy, Coast Guard, and Oman\'s fast ferries.
For this purpose, a joined venture company has been established between the government of Oman and the Consortium Antwerp of Belgium. Special attention is being paid towards designing and constructing first-rate facilities relying on latest technologies, including information technology (IT) systems. This will enhance efficiency and reduce operation costs. The completion of the second phase will result in a larger basin 6.5 km2 and an additional 13,500 m of commercial quays, providing room for more than 36 additional berths.