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Sohar strengthens breakbulk focus

March 16 - Speaking at the Breakbulk China exhibition in Shanghai, Sohar Port and Freezone's executive commercial manager Marc Evertse told delegates that the Omani port saw a 46 percent year-on-year increase in breakbulk cargo shipments in 2015.

Evertse explained that Sohar handled over 1.9 million tonnes of breakbulk cargo in 2015, as well as over 200,000 vehicles at the Middle Eastern gateway.

Breakbulk cargo volumes continue to grow in the region due to huge investment in infrastructure projects throughout the Middle East, said the port.

According to Sohar Port, its strategic location outside the Strait of Hormuz has seen double-digit growth across all cargo volumes since operations began in 2004.

"Being outside the Strait of Hormuz gives us a real advantage over other port and freezone sites in the Middle East when it comes to handling break bulk and project cargoes. Our multimodal infrastructure and ground handling capabilities are also equipped to be able to transport goods seamlessly throughout the region," explained Sohar Port ceo Andre Toet.

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Still time to enter ESTA Awards 

January 17 - The deadline to enter the 2020 ESTA Awards of Excellence, which will be held on the evening of April 23 at the Postillion Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been extended to January 25, 2020. 
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Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds 

January 17 - Wijnne Barends, based in the Netherlands, has placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion and battery storage systems.
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Bati handles yacht move 

January 17 - Bati Group has coordinated the transport of a yacht from Turkey to Greece. 
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Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
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