Sohar Port and Freezone’s Corporate Affairs team led the organisation of the three-day event that included many stakeholders from companies in and around the port and freezone.
Suwaid al Shamaisi, executive manager, Corporate Affairs at Sohar Port and Freezone, said, “This year’s Be Safe event was bigger and better than ever. A three-day exhibition of specialised, international safety equipment at our Sohar HQ building was the focal point for a wide variety of events that targeted stakeholders from across our tenant industries.”
More active participants and more attendees than in previous years reflected continued double-digit growth at the North Batinah region’s logistical hub. With investments of US$26bn and now handling over one million tonnes of cargo a week, Sohar ranks as one of the world’s fastest growing port and freezone developments.
This year’s events included a blood donation campaign to restock blood banks in local hospitals, first-aid and CPR training sessions and a wide variety of seminars with sessions on Safety leadership, etc. In addition, road users were invited to attend defensive driving courses with activities that highlighted the need for a focus on local road safety.
CPS, the company that led the course, worked with attendees on professional driving simulators to assess their skills and measure knowledge of road rules and regulations as well as driver behaviour. At the closing ceremony, Eng Ahmed al Mazroui, CEO of Majis Industrial Services Company, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the team at Sohar Port and Freezone for all of their efforts to raise awareness of safety and security both in the port area and on the region’s roads. Mark Geilenkirchen, Sohar Port and Freezone CEO, said, “The safety of our staff and of all road users at Sohar Port and Freezone is critically important to us and we will continue to work towards reducing road accidents.”