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Oman’s Port of Salalah launches $143m general cargo and liquid bulk terminal

LBR Staff Writer Published 16 December 2015

Oman’s Port of Salalah has launched a new deep-water general cargo and liquid bulk terminal, which was developed with an investment of around OMR55m ($143m).


Situated on the leeward side of southern breakwater at the port, the 1,266m long quay facility features two 320m-long general cargo berths and two 300m-long liquid bulk berths.

The new terminal will allow to handle 20 million tons of dry cargo and six million tons of liquid bulk cargo per annum.

Port of Salalah CEO David Gledhill said: "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."

Developed by the Government of Oman, the project is comprised of support structures such as power substations, fire pump house, prayer hall, canteen and administrative offices.

APM Terminals is the operator of Port of Salalah with 30% share. The port handled around 3.03 million TEUs in 2014, as well as about 10.3 million tons of bulk cargo.

Port of Salalah deputy CEO Ahmed Akaak said: "A dedicated pipe corridor links the new liquid bulk terminal directly with one of our customers operating within the port, and in the future, an extension will connect with the Salalah Free Zone where new customers are setting up their plants."

Image: The Port of Salalah has opened a new general cargo and liquid bulk terminal. Photo: courtesy of Port of Salalah.