APM Terminals, which holds a 30% share in the Port of Salalah, has teamed up with other partners to offer a sea-air logistics solution via Oman for cargo moving from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Cairo in Egypt. The intermodal collaboration, between A.P. Moller – Maersk, Port of Salalah, and Oman Airports Management Company, means customers will get prioritised bookings, loading and stowage, clearance and air cargo transportation.
The new multi-modal service is claimed to reduce transit times by an estimated 20-40% compared to traditional east-west trade routes, and could deliver a cost saving of 10-20% compared to pure air freight, APM Terminals states.
“The innovative venture is unlocking tomorrow’s potential today through integrated logistics solutions for customers, with time and cost savings making the move pivotal,” says Keld Mosgaard Christensen, CEO of the Port of Salalah. “This achievement is the outcome of our joint endeavours to revolutionise Salalah and turn it into a multi-modal supply chain hub.”