NEW TRADE ROUTE OPENS BETWEEN OMAN AND SOMALIA

Simatech has launched a new service between Salalah in Oman and the ports of Berbera and Mogadishu in Somalia.

Salalah is already the main hub for Omani trade with Somalia and this new service to Berbera and Mogadishu will further boost the ongoing trade between the two countries presently estimated to be about $116m.

According to Mr. Ahmed Akaak, Acting CEO of Port of Salalah: “This service can allow bigger parcels of essential imports like vegetable oil, cement and foodstuff to be exported on a regular basis from producers in Salalah and by establishing such a pattern of trading, provide growth opportunities for Omani business.”