September 29 - According to the Times of Oman, the Oman Shipping Company (OSC) is looking for secondhand container ships, each with a capacity of 3,000 teu.
The company which is best known for its tanker fleet, has a couple of container liner services.
One, Gulf Express, is operated between the ports of Sohar and Jebel Ali, UAE, and also calls at the ports of Khorfakkan and Sharjah. This service was started in April last year using a multipurpose chartered vessel, which can carry 400 teu and project cargoes.
Its other container shipping service (Oman Express) connects the ports of Jebel Ali, Sohar, Duqm and Salalah and goes back to Jebel Ali.