The CSS Group set foot in Oman from the year 2016. Operating under the registered name of Comprehensive Consolidated Trade and Shipping LLC in Oman, the base office is in the commercial and administrative capital city, Muscat. The company has opened a brand-new office space to conquer this burgeoning market. This is in line with the group’s growth and expansion plans. The swanky new office space is within the same complex.

CSS Oman is in its growth phase and is developing its core competency as an ocean consolidator and diversifying into a full-fledged freight forwarding and logistics provider offering complete range of freight forwarding and logistics services. Backed by a small yet focused team of 10 professionals, the vision and drive is to develop CSS Group as the best logistics company in Oman in terms of customer satisfaction, reliability, profitability and with a sustainable growth.

The Sultanate of Oman, Known as the Pearl of Arabia, simultaneously surprises with its diversity of landscape, history and culture – and encapsulates the epitome of the Arabian experience.

Sultanate of Oman is one of the prominent Arab states, located on the south-eastern edge of the Arabian Penin- sula, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman at the Musandam Peninsula in the north of the country, it borders the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf. Oman shares land borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, and it shares maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan.

Oman covers an area of 309,500 km2, making it slightly smaller than Poland, or about twice the size of the US state of Georgia.

Today, the country has a population of 4.5 million people (in 2020), of whom 61% (2.7 million) are Omanis and rest is consisting of multinational expat community.

The Omani Economy

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Oman is expected to reach USD 91.02 Billion by the end of 2022, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts’ expectations. Oman’s GDP growth is projected to grow at 4.3 per cent in 2022 supported by increased oil production and continued recovery of non-oil economic activity.

Oman’s economic stability and modern commercial system make the county an attractive hub, especially for logistics and trade in the Middle East. The government of Oman has entered into significant international trade agreements, which have increased foreign direct investment and enhanced opportunities for small and medium businesses.

Ocean and Air Freight Volume Growth through Oman’s Sea Ports and Airports

Ocean volumes : Oman’s ports reported an increase in the volume of bulk, general and liquid cargo by 5 per cent during the first half of 2022, reaching 42.76 million tonnes, compared to 40.61 million tonnes in 2021, according to the latest data issued by the Ministry of Transport, Communi- cations and Information Technology.

The container volume through the major ports: Sohar, Salalah and Duqum collectively reported a growth of 2% in the first half of 2022 reaching 2.58 Million TEUs compared to 2.53 Million TEUs during the same period in Year 2021.

Air freight volumes : Statistics at Muscat have remained strong throughout the pandemic and the figures for the first half of 2022 show air cargo throughput 67% higher than the same period in 2021 and it has recovered around 63% of 2019 volume for the same period.

Oman is pursuing a development plan that focuses on diversification, industrialisation and privatisation, with the objective of reducing the oil sector’s contribution to GDP. His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has endorsed the launch of the future vision.

The blueprint for the economic and social development of the Sultanate, named ‘Oman Vision 2040’, is applied from 2021 through to 2040. The key components of the govern- ment’s diversification strategy are tourism, shipping and logistics, mining, manufacturing and aquaculture.

Major Trade partners and commodities imported into and exported out of Oman:

Among the country’s major trading partners are the United Arab Emirates, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and India. Its trade relationship with Qatar increased significantly after 2017, when the latter came under blockade by its neigh- bours and sought new trade partners. Oman has been a member of the World Trade Organization since 2000, and it enjoys duty-free trade with the other members of the GCC and with the United States.

Crude oil, refined petroleum, and natural gas account for most exports, while imports consist mainly of machinery and transport equipment, basic manufactured goods, and foodstuffs. Exports in the nonoil front products, mainly chemicals are also on the list.

CSS Oman office address is as follows:

Comprehensive Consolidated Trade and Shipping L.L.C

P.O Box 815, Hatat Complex, Building A – 121,

Wadi Adai, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Phone.: +968 2 4566 0094, Fax.: +968 2 456 6093