A new $170 million agribulk terminal is taking shape in the port of Sohar, in Oman. The aim is to create a strategic food harbour, serving Oman and the wider Gulf Cooperation Community, as well as the Middle East in general.

Once completed, the facility will be able to handle 700,000 tonnes of grain and 1.5mt (million tonnes) of raw sugar imports annually. The latter commodity will benefit from the opening of the Sultanate's first sugar refinery, which has a capacity to produce 1mt per annum and therefore obviates the need to import 120,000 tonnes of refined sugar as currently happens.