New Port of Duqm customs centre to help faster clearance of shipments

A new customs centre set up at the Port of Duqm will lead to reduced processing time for goods shipments brought into and being sent out of Oman.

The centre, whose construction was supervised by the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm, is to be handed over to the Port of Duqm Company, on whose premises it has been built.

Yahya bin Khamis Al Zadjali, operations in-charge at SEZAD, said, “We are currently carrying out the handover of all the main buildings of the customs stations to the parties concerned with the commercial operations of the port.

“All the infrastructure facilities of the customs centre were designed with the latest international specifications of ports, while considering the future expansion of import and export facilities, as well as ease of connectivity to the Bayan customs clearance system.”

With development of the Port of Duqm ongoing, zones around the current port complex have been earmarked for future expansion. As part of the improvements being made, a new observation and navigation tower to help guide ships to port has also been completed.

“The floodlit tower at the Port of Duqm is 100 per cent ready for commercial operations,” said SEZAD in a statement.
Source: Times of Oman

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