Port Information


Notice # 5

Notice on Port Dues, SOHAR Port and Freezone (28th November 2006)

Since January 1st, 2005, SIPC – the Port Authority of SOHAR Port and Freezone – charges a Project Cargo Surcharge of US$1.00 (One United States Dollar only) per freight ton (W/M) on project cargoes relating to projects inside the SIP concession area.
We would like to inform you that the surcharge will also be applicable in 2007 and 2008. The surcharge will be levied on vessels calling the Sohar Port through the shipping agent.
Please note that this surcharge applies to both materials/cargoes entering construction sites and materials/cargoes leaving construction sites. Once a site is no longer a construction site (implying that full rent is being paid to SIPC), the Project Cargo Surcharge will no longer be levied.
This notice will replace the notice in the Port Guide Sohar, dated June 01, 2006 (Annex1).