Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Sohar Port celebrates 600 years old festival
Times News Service
June 16, 2014 , 8 : 06 pm GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
Containers being loaded at the Sohar Port. Photo - Supplied
Sohar Port and Freezone
hosted its sixth annual herring party in celebration of the Dutch obsession with eating raw herring. The event attracted more than 100 businessmen and women from across the region to the Crowne Plaza in Sohar.
The much-anticipated event has become a regular feature in the Sohar annual calendar, and provided a relaxed setting in which to reflect on the strong ties that have been established between the Sultanate of Oman and the Netherlands, as Sohar prepares to take over Muscat's key port operations. It also presented an opportunity to reflect on new growth opportunities following sustained investment in the port and its adjoining freezone. Sohar welcomed its first 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) ship last month.
Symbol of innovation
The event was attended by Sohar Industrial Port chief executive officer Andre Toet who gave his thoughts on the Holland New Herring – or Hollandse Nieuwe – which traditionally involves holding a cured herring by its tail, throwing your head back, and lowering it whole into your mouth.
He remarked: "I hope the Holland new herring will act as symbol of innovation and a reminder of how a simple commercial adaptation has led to the creation of a national delicacy and an industry that catches, processes, and consumes over 12 million kilos of fish every year."
Reflecting on the success of recent milestones, including the arrival of the first 10,000 TEU container ship, Edwin Lammers, Sohar Industrial Port executive commercial manager said: "The year 2014 has been a great year for the Sohar Port and Freezone, and our ongoing success is a clear indication of the durability of the vision we are building. That vision includes a commitment to creating similar stories to those experienced over a millennium of enterprise and sea trade in the Netherlands, right here in the Middle East."
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
No plans to cut expenditure next year, says Al Jashmi
Global companies eye slice of Oman’s infrastructure pie
Oil & Gas sector plays key role in Oman’s economy
National Business Centre inks pacts to aid start-ups
Oman Oil eyes Occidental’s local assets
TOP RATED ARTICLES
No need to quit to apply for public sector jobs in Oman
Fahad Al Ghadani
Now, access Omani history online
Pistorius sentenced to five-year jail for killing his girl friend
Cooking classes to offer tourists a cultural link to Oman
Speed Radar outcome: Road accidents in Oman drop down in 2014
FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
More in News
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
It's Different! Discovering pop legend Michael Jackson's popularity in rural India
Bucharest 'khans' reborn after decades of neglect
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
More in Features
Isil poses a direct threat to Turkey’s national security
How PPP is still sinning against Sindh
Muslim Brotherhood courts Isis for support
What does Hashmi’s loss portend for 3-way battle?
Conspiracy theories are afoot in plenty
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial