Kulsum Rashid, interim chief economic officer and business secretary of Hutchison Ports Sohar, accepted the award at the bank’s 13th Annual Partners in Progress ceremony held at Hotel Grand Millennium in Muscat.
Every year, Bank Muscat, the flagship economic solutions provider in the sultanate, celebrates and recognises the outstanding achievements of organizations that have contributed substantially to the excellence and development of electronic payments. For 4 consecutive years, Hutchison Ports Sohar has been recognised as the Best Merchant for its help of the regional card company.
Chief executive officer Albert Pang mentioned, “Hutchison Ports Sohar is honoured to be recognised as a key partner in fostering the development of innovative e-commerce tools in Oman. For our customers’ experience enhancement and convenience, payment processes like online banking and point of sale solutions will be integrated with the terminal’s web portal as well as its automated gate system. We partner with the Omani banking and financial community, so that we can make our digital platforms available to customers as soon as possible.”
Over the years, Hutchison Ports Sohar has invested a considerable quantity of time and funds into digitising perform processes at the terminal. To improve the flow of cargo and efficiency of payment, we are also implementing a landside digitisation project (LDP). Together, the LDP and electronic payment options from Bank Muscat will contribute to the additional development of e-commerce in Oman.
Hutchison Ports Sohar is a joint-venture among Hutchison Ports, the Government of Oman, Steinweg of the Netherlands and a quantity of effectively-established Omani investors. Hutchison Ports Sohar is a contemporary container-handling facility capable of accommodating the newest generation of mega-vessels. It is situated in the Port of Sohar, outdoors the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf of Oman, roughly 200km from Muscat and 160km from Dubai.
Hutchison Ports Sohar is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and connected solutions division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world’s major port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 52 ports spanning 26 nations all through Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-connected organizations, such as cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail solutions and ship repair facilities.
Information Source: Muscat Daily