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INTRODUCTION


The Sultanate is poised to become an important Logistics hub and a major trans-shipment center between Europe, Africa and Asia.
Rapid economic development, investment on infrastructure and urbanization in the Sultanate of Oman and the Region has made the Middle East a vibrant and robust market in the world. The Sultanate’s strategic geographical location, the current level of development of the ports on an international level, linked by the upcoming railway with the GCC countries, coupled with development of airports, continued investment on roads and transportation infrastructure, the Sultanate is poised to become an Important Logistics hub in the world.

Oman continues to capitalize on its geographical position, increasingly establishing itself as a major trans-shipment center for traffic between Europe, Africa and Asia with ongoing development and expansion plans at various ports in the Sultanate. Coordinating this maritime-based growth with land and air-side growth is also under way, with the 2011-15 five-year development plan earmarking $15.5bn for the national rail project; $6.2bn for airport expansion; and $3.1bn for road network development. Plans to connect the national railway project with the GCC-wide rail network will boost integration in the region, while airport and road expansions will solidify Oman’s growing reputation as a logistics hub and encourage the Sultanate’s growing tourism sector too.

Business interest in this economic sector is robust, buoyed by the strength of local, regional and international investor interest in the mega-schemes under various stages of development, which will be the gateway to business and commercial opportunities emanating from Oman’s burgeoning transport and logistics sector.

WHY ME-TRANSLOG


ME-TRANSLOG is supported by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which is spearheading the modernization of Oman’s transport and logistics infrastructure. It is also supported by various government, public and private sector stakeholders who contribute to the growth and continued success of this pivotal industry. This event aims to create synergy and strengthen the collaboration between the authorities and the industries.

ME-TRANSLOG will be a mega event where local, regional and international exhibitors will showcase latest technologies, best practices, pioneering research, advanced trends, and innovative products and solutions, to meet the requirements of governments, businesses, industrial and commercial entities, aviation, construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, oil and gas and utilities sectors, for more efficient and even faster Transport and Logistics services.

The event is designed to meet the supply and demand of the market, by bringing the manufacturers, integrators, distributors, and service providers to capitalize on the expanding market and boost momentum across the entire sector.

As the only industry focused exhibition, ME-TRANSLOG will attract professionals and decision makers from across the transportation and logistics sector. The event is an important trade fair for networking and interactions with government officials, key decision makers, industry executives, contractors, consultants, service providers, financiers, and other stakeholders making it an impetus business oriented networking platform.

SULTANATE OF OMAN - STRATEGIC AMBITIONS:


From the standpoint of Oman’s Economic diversification strategy, the Transport and logistics industry will be the game changer and has the potential to supplant the hydrocarbon sector.
In terms of budgetary allocations, the transport and logistics sector has outperformed all other economic sectors - the vital hydrocarbon industry being the only exception - over the past decade. Several billions of dollars have been ploughed into the modernization of transport infrastructure, most notably the nation’s gateways and seaports. Intermodal connectivity, encompassing road, air, maritime and soon rail based transportation, is at the heart of a seismic shift underway in this industry that is set to pave the way for the emergence of a new logistics-driven economic sector.

SOLS 2040 - Sultanate of Oman Logistics Strategy 2040, the product of an intensive two years study, outlines plans to improve the country’s soft infrastructure, in particular the regulatory environment support mechanisms and institutions, in addition to maintaining the country’s commitment to invest in hard infrastructure like road, rail and ports. The strategy targets improvements in handling shipments with a particular focus on efficiency and cost.

OMAN LOGISTICS CENTRE - OLC was established to make logistics a core economic driver for the Oman Economy. The OLC has a mandate to spearhead a concrete plan of action, for making logistics a core economic driver for the economy. It will devise ways to encourage private investment to improve logistics competence, raise the sector to meet international standards and have in place a transparent system with proper monitoring and feedback.


In 2014 Oman’s ranking in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index was 59 among 160 countries. The government’s goal is to position themselves in top 20 by 2030 and ultimately in the top 10 by 2040.
According to the World Bank, Oman ranks 60 out of 189 countries and 3rd in MENA on the index of ease trading across borders.