During 2022 the Port of Salalah, Oman, has brought sixteen new eco-efficient, rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG’s) into operation and three new mobile harbour cranes from Liebherr. This has enabled the port to expand operations, enhance container and general cargo handling and reduce the terminal’s environmental impact.
educing fuel burn by 20%, the new RTGs are an important step in the terminal’s long-term plan to have zero-carbon emissions. They are fitted with Siemens technology and are capable of lifting 41-tons, with six wide stacking plus truck lanes.
They can also be fully monitored remotely and are integrated with the asset digitization system currently being installed in the terminal to monitor production and efficiency. In addition, they have laser anti-collision systems to provide protection to machinery and pedestrians.
“Innovation and improvement are at the heart of our Port-centric solutions. Our investment in the latest RTG’s and mobile harbour cranes demonstrates our long-term commitment to optimise operational efficiencies and cargo handling services while accommodating existing and new trade
said Mark Hardiman, CEO of the Port of Salalah.
In the latest Container Port Performance Index (CPPI 2020) produced by the Transport Global Practice of the World Bank, the Port of Salalah was ranked 6th amongst 351 ports globally.
The Port of Salalah Container Terminal has a 2.4 km container berth quay and seven berths of up to 18m draft. Its infrastructure can handle the world’s largest container vessels, as well as bulk cargo, bunkering and warehousing.
In addition, the terminal has an annual capacity of 5 million TEU and is viewed as the region’s access the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and East Africa.