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Freight Shipping to Oman


If you need a professional freight forwarder to the Sultanate of Oman, then we at Barrington Freight offer the best cheap sea freight rates for safe reliable shipping of freight to Oman. As a friendly family-run and independent freight forwarding company, we will look after your every need; 20ft and 40ft containers to Oman, FCL / Full container loads, LCL / Less than a container load, pallets to Oman, cartons / consolidated Omani groupage shipping - awkward shapes & sizes - or any sea freight to Oman!

We carry business / commercial cargo only UK to / from Oman. For personal goods, house moves and car shipping we recommend our partners Anglo Pacific

With a long seaboard on the eastern-most side of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman straddles the Gulf of Oman in the north, southwards to the Arabian Sea. The main docks are at Port Salalah in the south and Port Sultan Qaboos in the north; the north also has smaller ports including Sohar, Muscat and Qalhat. Port Khasab serves an exclave which is otherwise completely encompassed within the UAE. The correct choice of port can be critical to your onward logistics, so we dedicate a named representative to make your bookings and keep you fully informed until final delivery. We can even arrange marine insurance for your sea freight to Oman, and our local port agents can normally help with storage, palletisation, stillages, skids, handling services, cross-country transit or distribution.

Vast arid gravel desert plains cover most of the country, including the whole of the centre & west; they have little need for Omani-bound freight! To the east lay north-south mountain ranges, and finally the humid eastern coastal region (where most of the population and indeed cities are to be found). The capital city is Muscat, other cities / towns include Seeb, Salalah, Bawshar, Sohar, Suwayq, Ibri, Saham, Barka and Rustaq. The total population is just under 3 million, of whom 20% are foreign workers and another 40% are under 15. Politically, Sultan Qaboos bin Said has ruled the country by decree since deposing Sultan Said bin Taimur (his father) in 1970 - although all citizens over 21 were granted voting rights for a Consultative Assembly by 2002.

About 75% follow the Muslim religion, and the legal system is based upon Sharia (Islamic) law. The official language is Arabic, although almost all signs and writings appear in both Arabic and English, and trade relations with the UK are good. The UK exported GBP 349 million worth of goods to the Sultanate of Oman in 2009! We can ship cargo from the UK to the Sultanate in as little as 24 days despite it being 3,600 miles from London.

20ft and 40ft containers to Oman carry the bulk of trade, and we arrange FCL / Full Container loads, LCL / Less than a container load, even sending a single pallet to Oman. Omani shipments using cheap international freight forwarding services can include machinery, manufactured goods, engineering equipment, tools, and construction products. Your cargo from the UK to this Gulf state will be safe in our specialist hands, so just ring us on 01268 525 444 for affordable shipping to Oman, and make Barrington Freight your freight forwarder to the Sultanate.




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Businesses entering into trade with Oman can seek assistance from the Arab British Chamber of Commerce -

Website - Arab British Chamber of Commerce