About OSC

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 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, Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs), Bulk Carriers and, lately, a containership as well.

Today, with a well-diversified fleet of 51 modern vessels (owned and chartered-in), and counting, 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 as a shipping logistics 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 the Ministry of Finance (80%) and Oman Oil Company SAOC (20%). 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.

In line with the Omani government’s efforts to spur the growth of a logistics-centric economy, OSC is now part of Oman Global Logistics Group (OGL) – a new entity that represents all of the government’s investments in the transport and logistics sector. OSC is working closely with OGL in the achievement of the Sultanate’s long-term vision to become one of the world’s top logistics-enabled economies.

Fact Line

  • Established on 2003
  • Commercial Operations started on 2005
  • Owned by OGLG, Oman Rail 7 Oman Oil Company
  • Headquarter in Muscat
  • Fleet of 51 Vessels
  • 8 Million DWT