Sohar Port, OPAL sign MoU

MUSCAT, MAY 27 – Sohar Port and Freezone has joined hands with the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) to promote road safety awareness and safe driving techniques, and to collaborate on the adoption of OPAL Road Safety Standards in the Port and Freezone area. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the CEO Sohar Port, Mark Geilenkirchen and CEO Sohar Freezone and DCEO Sohar Port, Jamal Aziz, on behalf of Sohar, while the CEO, Musallam al Mandhari, represented OPAL.
Highlighting the importance of maintaining safe driving practices at all times, Suwaid al Shamaisi, the Executive Manager Corporate Affairs at Sohar Port and Freezone noted, “Sohar Port and Freezone is committed to maintaining a healthy, safe, and secure environment for our industries, our surrounding community, and nature itself. Additionally, Sohar continues to upgrade its rules and regulations to match the latest global standards. Our traffic safety protocols are quite strict and will be further enhanced through this agreement. Together with the support of OPAL, the application of the Road Safety Standard will greatly contribute to reducing traffic incidents, to ensure the well-being of all our staff, stakeholders and society at large.”
Musallam al Mandhari commented, “At OPAL, we aim to provide and promote best-practice workplace competence and professionalism under one roof. We strive to raise the standards of the Oman Petroleum Industry and related industries to a level that is world class, internationally competitive, and optimally utilises industrial resources; while at the same time being mindful of their respective business interests.”
“Additionally, OPAL will be forming an implementation committee together with our users within the Port. It will integrate relevant components of the Road Safety Standards with Sohar’s Rules and Regulations, thus creating an overall risk-free environment for the Sultanate in the long-run.” Suwaid al Shamaisi concluded.