Ministry of Transport & Communications Directorate General of Ports


    North Al – Batinah Governorate, Sultanate of Oman

Port of Shinas was built in 1996 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and declared to become a Commercial/Tourism Port with a Royal Decree in 2001. Currently the port is a small fisheries port protected by two breakwaters. Few facilities for the local fish market, a small petrol station and floating berths are the only utilities.

The project aims to expand the port of Shinas and to design urban development of the areas surrounding the port.

Sering International activities involved:

  • Techno-economic studies and traffic forecast for a period of at least 25 years
  • Master Plan ( with at least 3 options)

The Consultant’s Approach & Methodology has been based on:

  • Market study (Liaison with the stakeholders and involved Authorities; Data Collection and Review of existing Master Plan; Analysis of social and economic  conditions; Traffic analysis and forecast)
  • Port Development Plan (Analysis of alternative port locations; Government berth; Fish Business and Fisheries harbour; Commercial harbour; Road access; Infrastructural facilities; Utility and services network)
  • Site and desk studies (Bathymetric, topographical and geotechnical investigations; Meteorological and Oceanographic Studies; Wave propagation study; Numerical modelling and  Sediment Transport)
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Technical and economic feasibility (Elaboration of Port Master Plan alternatives; Economical feasibility (FIRR and EIRR) and Cost / Benefit Analysis; Priorities

The inside- and outside-port activities that can be developed have been localized in zoning maps and can be summarized as follows:

  • Fishery
  • Fish farms
  • Commercial port (tourism
  • Government berths
  • Marina (sport – private yachting)
  • Yacht & boat yard

A set of new urban functions has been proposed to work together with the new port activities.

  • Residential Areas:
  • Service Areas:
  • Business and Administrative Areas:
  • Recreational Areas and Event/Attraction poles