The Port of Salalah, Oman’s leading transshipment hub, has recently set a productivity record when delivering 412.97 port moves per hour on the containership Cap San Tainaro. In total the port’s container terminal handled 3,820 container moves in a port stay of 9.25 hours. This is claimed to represent the highest productivity rate delivered by any port in the region up to date.
Mark Hardiman, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Salalah, says, “This milestone could not have been achieved without the close coordination and outstanding teamwork between the teams in Maersk Regional Operations Cluster in Dubai, the Global Stowage Center and Port of Salalah. In the competitive transshipment business, delivering these levels of performance enhances the overall value proposition of Salalah to shipping lines in terms of network cost savings and reliability.”
In addition, the Port of Salalah continues to make investments to boost capacity and replace assets that have reached the end of their useful life, or which have been damaged. Over the past year alone, the Port has spent around US $31 million on equipment and facilities and more investment is planned.