Sohar Bolsters Lifting Capacity

C. Steinweg Oman, operator of the multipurpose cargo terminal at SOHAR Port and Freezone, has received today a 100Mton lifting capacity Gottwald HMK 6407 crane.

With the new arrival, delivered by SAL Heavy Lift, the terminal operator now boasts three mobile harbour cranes.

The maximum single crane lifting capacity has increased from 80 Mtons to 100 Mtons.

“The crane is a significant investment, and one which will support growth at SOHAR, as the number of ships and the volume of cargo handled at its terminal continues to grow. Demand for project and break bulk is expected to increase in line with investment in major road and rail projects in Oman, and the additional capacity will be significant going forward,” said SOHAR Executive Commercial Manager, Edwin Lammers.

The USD 250 billion Gulf Railway and USD 2.5 billion Batinah Expressway are some of the projects requiring millions of tonnes of construction materials, imported as fully-assembled project cargo, or raw materials that will feed iron and steel production at SOHAR.

The crane will be operational almost immediately following its arrival and installation.