Sohar Port & Freezone
June 2022

Early this year in April, as Sohar Port & Freezone, a deep-sea port and freezone in the Sultanate of Oman, signed an agreement with Hydrogen Rise and Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel to evaluate the development of the first green hydrogen plant at Sohar, it set the ball rolling to move towards creating the first green hydrogen hub in Oman.






June 2022

Effective 1 July 2022, there will be a change of guard at Sohar Port. Emile Hoogsteden will succeed Mark Geilenkirchen as the new CEO of Sohar Port, a 50-50 joint venture of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Sultanate of Oman (Asyad Group).






June 2022

Oman's Sohar Freezone has introduced new incentives including licences at half the cost to help businesses and enable them to start trading with the world immediately. Until the end of 2022, new and renewing tenants can purchase a General Trade Licence (GTLs) for one, two or three years at up to 50 per cent of the usual cost.






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