Sohar Aluminum selects Schenker
Sohar Aluminum Co. LLC has awarded a two-year contract to Schenker Ltd. UK to provide freight forwarding, customs clearance and inland transportation to assist the construction of a new giant aluminum smelter in Sohar, Oman.
Schenker, part of DB Logistics, the transportation and logistics division of Germany’s Deutsche Bahn AG, said the freight value of the new contract could reach $65 million and covers full scope project freight management services for an estimated 500,000 freight tons, 5,000 TEUs and about 1,000 tons of air freight.
Schenker has designated a project manager to work in-house at the Muscat offices of Sohar Aluminum’s agent Bechtel & Co., and then later Sohar, when the project team moves to the jobsite. In addition to an in-country project manager, Schenker will also provide up to twelve project coordinators.