SOHAR Port is a deep-sea port centrally located and in close proximity of the main shipping routes connecting the Gulf and the Indian subcontinent with the rest of the world. Thereby, it is an ideal location for a stop-over to obtain all required services for your vessel sailing in the region. On a yearly base, Port of Sohar receives more than 3000 vessel calls.

Key Highlights

  • Close to main shipping routes into the Gulf / India.
  • Favourable anchorage conditions whole year through.
  • One stop for all essential services.
  • Main hubs Dubai and Muscat in 2-3hr driving reach.


Services offering

SOHAR Port offers a wide variety of services such as layup, bunkering, Ship to Ship transfers, repairs and hull cleaning, underwater surveys and inspections, crew changes, hold cleaning, Marpol waste discharge, change of ownership, ship chandlery, and floating storage.

The anchorage area’s

Our anchorage areas have a depth of between 30 to 60 meters and are located within a range of 4-10 nautical miles offshore, making them suitable for all vessel sizes. SOHAR Port has favorable sea and meteo conditions throughout the whole year, making it the perfect spot for services requiring a mild sea state like STS.


SOHAR Port offers also layby possibilities at berth 25 for ships between 160 and 220 meters LOA. The jetty deck is accessible by trucks or mobile cranes / cherry pickers. For hot works prior approval from port is to be obtained.

Crew change and logistics

With Muscat and Dubai as main hubs within 2-3 hours driving distance any crew change or deliveries can be executed efficiently. Sohar Airport also offers flights to some of the main airports in the region.

New duty-free shop and seafarers club

A brand new duty-free shop and seafarers club is available on shore for your crews from June 2022 onwards to have a good time ashore or buy the necessary items.

Cargo and vessel surveys and inspections / hold cleaning/ Tank cleaning
In-Water Repair/Surveys, Anchor Recovery, Hull Cleaning and Polishing
Marine Waste collection
Seafarer’s club and Dutyfree shop



In case of any requests related to Marine services, feel free to reach out to our commercial / marine team.

Haitham Al Tamimi

(Business Development Marine Services and Shipping Lead)


Marine services brochure

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