• December 02, 2020

World-class logistics services to be availed in SOHAR Freezone through partnership between Matrix Prime Logistics and Aramex Logistics LLC

Matrix Prime Logistics (FZC) LLC, a warehousing and logistics service provider established at SOHAR Freezone, signed an agreement with Aramex Logistics LLC ; a global leader in providing transportation and logistics solutions, according to which Aramex will act as the tenant’s service provider and handle relevant logistics operations. The signing ceremony took place on 2nd December under the patronage of HE Asila bint Salim bin Sulaiman Al Samsamiyah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion for Investment Promotion at the Diplomatic Club.  Signed the agreement Mr. Raed Noures, General Manager of Aramex Logistics LLC –Oman and Mr. Dawood bin Sulaiman Al Rajhi, Chairman of Matrix Prime Logistics (FZC) LLC, in the presence of Chairman of the Board of SOHAR Port and Freezone and representatives from the senior management of the companies mentioned above.


Aramex will bring their state-of- the-art system dedicated employees to perform the respective services to benefit the end-customers, handle logistics in-accordance with the international logistics standards, provide logistics data management services for the SAP System and will operate Optilog services or the INFOR Warehouse Management System. This in addition to an array of logistics services, including item quality inspection, managing stock, carrying out inventory cycle counts and more.


Additionally, Matrix Prime Logistics (FZC) LLC, with its advanced technology and logistics knowledge, will be able to provide Pallet-In / Pallet -Out warehousing and storage services for the first time at SOHAR Freezone, which will contribute to activate the import/export or re-export of the warehousing movement. This facility will be offered for a variety of products, including dry and semi-dry commodities, as well as it will enable investors, exporters and factories to store their goods for different period of time in line with their requirements.”


Dawood Al Rajhi stated, “Our new service, which is available at most Free Zones at regional and international level, is highly sought after by cargo companies and manufacturers, due to the ability to store pallets on short, medium or long-term basis, without the need for storage lease contracts. This way, we can enhance our offering and also contribute towards the efforts of SOHAR Freezone to attract businesses that are looking for high-quality warehousing and logistics solutions.”


Raed Noures, General Manager of Aramex Logistics LLC stated,” We are honored at Aramex to enter this agreement with the Matrix Prime Logistics, through which we will manage all operational, logistical and storage operations by providing integrated solutions that contribute to enhancing the efficiency of operations and improving the total cost of the supply chain. As well as speeding up transaction, performance and achieving more positive results at the level of services provided to clients. This partnership comes in line with our plans to benefit from the growing expansion of the logistics sector in the Sultanate, and together we will contribute to the prosperity of the growth of this vital sector. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the Matrix Prime Logistics and building on this partnership in a way that contributes to the development of the logistics sector and elevates the customer experience in line with their requirements and expectation.”


Commenting on the importance of the agreement, Omar Mahmood Al Mahrizi said, “We are continuously committed to ensuring the highest level of services that benefit both existing and potential clients. Through the support of our tenants, especially those that have entered into key partnerships; we look to collectively increase the attractiveness of SOHAR Port and Freezone as a one integrated logistic hub, both regionally and globally. Aside from our available incentives, which are catered towards promoting ease and convenience for business set ups, this agreement will enrich the offerings of the Freezone to entities involved in the storage and logistics service sectors. Through the implementation of the Secured Bonded Corridors facilities, clients in the Freezone can clear customs and transport containers to the Port (and vice versa) within a short timeframe. This enhances the operational efficiency of logistics companies in the SOHAR Freezone.”