Oman International Container Terminal LLC (OICT)
Oman International Container Terminal (OICT) is a joint venture between Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, Steinweg of Netherlands and a number of other well-established Omani Investors. OICT is located inside the Port of Sohar and will be equipped with the most advanced facilities, having the ability to cater to the largest container vessels sailing today. It will serve as the gateway for international trade in Oman as well as a hub for container carrier connections. The Port of Sohar is strategically located outside the Straits of Hormuz in the Gulf of Oman, approximately 200km from Muscat and 160km from Dubai.
Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 320 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, HPH has expanded internationally into other logistics, transportation-related and hotel businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport and hotel operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities. In 2012, the HPH port network handled a combined throughput of 76.8 million TEU worldwide.