About Us

Set up in 2003, Oman Shipping Company SAOC (OSC) grew out of the Omani government’s vision to develop a national fleet catering to the maritime transportation requirements of the country’s rapidly growing hydrocarbon, petrochemical, mining and metallurgical industries.

Initially focused on the transportation of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to international markets, OSC’s fleet has evolved to include Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), Product Tankers, Chemical Tankers, LPG Carriers Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs), Bulk Carriers, multi-purpose vessels and, lately, a containership as well.

Today, with a well-diversified fleet of 49 modern vessels (owned and chartered-in), OSC is unquestionably the nation’s shipping transportation services provider of choice. Its business investments and growth strategy are closely aligned with the strategic maritime transportation interests of the Sultanate’s rapidly industrializing economy.

Beyond OSC’s core function as a shipping logistics provider, there is a commitment to recreating Oman’s once proud maritime history as a seafaring nation and thereby encouraging young Omanis to pursue wholly rewarding careers in this industry.

A closed joint stock company, OSC is owned by the Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman through Asyad Group (Oman Global Logistics Group) (79.9%), Oman Oil Company (20%) and Oman Rail (0.01). The company undertakes a number of shipping related activities via the following subsidiaries: Oman Ship Management Company SAOC (OSMC), Oman Charter Company SAOC (OCC) and Oman Container Lines (OCL) Inc.


Facts Line

  • § Established in 2003
  • § Commercial operations started in 2005
  • § Owned by Asyad Group, Oman Rail & Oman Oil Company
  • § Headquarter in Muscat
  • § Fleet of 49 vessels
  • § 8 million DWT