The Port of Salalah, an Arab Gulf regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, has inaugurated a new deep-water General Cargo and Liquid Bulk Terminal, adding 20 million tons of dry cargo and six million tons of liquid bulk cargo annual handling capacity.
The 1266 meter quay offers two 320 meter-long General Cargo berths, two 300 meter-long liquid bulk berths and a depth of 18 meters.
“The new facility is able to handle a wide range of vessels, ranging from naval ships, to vessels handling limestone, cement, livestock, project cargo and other dry bulk commodities as Salalah continues to grow as a key center of trade and logistics for the region,” said Port of Salalah CEO, David Gledhill.
The new terminal was built by the Government of Oman at a cost of 55 million OMR ($143 million).
The Port of Salalah is operated by APM Terminals as part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, and in which APM Terminals holds a 30% share, handling 3.03 million TEUs in 2014, along with 10.3 million tons of bulk cargo.