Oman’s Asyad Group has officially commenced operations at Asyad Container Terminal in Duqm, a facility that will be managed and operated by the group’s ports and terminals arm, Asyad Ports. The newly inaugurated terminal, with three berths totalling over 1000m in length, is equipped with four remotely operated 65-ton capacity twin-lift ship-to-shore cranes, each with a 71m outreach, and 12 50-ton rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The terminal also has landside yard storage area, with capacity for 26,000 TEU, including space for over 600 reefer containers.
Dr. Ahmed Al Abri, CEO of Asyad Ports, commented: “The state-of-the-art terminal will leverage its location at the 18m deep Duqm port to accommodate vessels of all sizes and offer loading, unloading and transshipment services, container packing and unloading, and other added value services,”
The terminal’s official inauguration took place with the arrival of two container vessels operating on the Europe-Asia trade. All the berthing and handling operations were undertaken “smoothly” during this pilot phase of the terminal’s operation, Asyad reports.