The Port of Salalah this month shattered its previous record for the highest productivity, working on a vessel in the Omani port, achieving 286.5 berth moves per hour. This exceeded the old record by almost 30 moves per hour.
Praising the capabilities of the port’s operational team, chief executive David Gledhill, said: “I am immensely proud of our achievement. With the growing complexity of the global shipping industry, port selection is increasingly dependent on the ability to safely sustain a high level of productivity.”
It has also been confirmed that Salalah is working closely with Sasco International Logistics Services to offer logistics solutions for the Yemen trade, via a newly built dry port at Mazyunah. Sasco, one of the leading companies in Yemen, has now set up an office in Salalah to support this initiative.
The partnership aims to take advantage of the capabilities of Salalah, which considers Yemen to be part of its strategic hinterland. Mr Gledhill says, “We believe that the proximity and excellent connectivity, combined with the dry port at Mazyunah, can provide a very effective and efficient logistics chain for the trade to Yemen.”