The Port of Salalah, Oman’s major regional gateway port, hit an all-time record container volume of 4-million TEUs in December 2019, marking also a 19% year-on-year volume growth, according to data provided by APM Terminals.
The increase was marked in addition to recovering all services and volumes that were re-directed to other ports due to the impact of Cyclone Mekunu in 2018.
The results were attributed to the concerted efforts of employees, the support of stakeholders, as well as significant incremental capital expenditure as part of the company’s asset replacement and capacity augmentation program.
During 2019, the port secured a number of strategic customers and increased its product offering.
This is expected to contribute to continued volume growth, as well as to the diversity of cargo handled by the port, in line with the Port’s ongoing efforts to support economic diversification and increase economic value for Oman.
Port of Salalah is Oman’s major port, strategically located on the trade crossroads between Asia and Europe and serving the markets of East Africa, the Red Sea, the Indian Subcontinent and the Arabian Gulf.
APM Terminals has a 30-year concession agreement with the government of Oman to build and manage the port’s container facility until 2028.