Port of Salalah retains its top spot as 2nd most efficient port globally

Business Tuesday 23/May/2023 16:14 PM
By: Times News Service
Port of Salalah retains its top spot as 2nd most efficient port globally

Salalah: Port of Salalah does it again. Salalah Port retained its top spot as the second most efficient container port in the world two years in a row based on the Container Ports Performance Index (CPPI) report for 2022 published by the World Bank and S&P Global. Port of Salalah also claimed the No.1 spot in the West Central and South Asia Region.

In its analysis to determine the best-performing container ports in the world, the World Bank-S&P Global Market Intelligence collects time stamps from 10 of the world’s largest liner shipping companies, which collectively operate close to 80 per cent of the global container ship fleet capacity. In 2022, performance time stamp data and other information were analysed for the 348 ports capturing 156,813 port calls involving 243.9 million container moves. While the No.1 port scored 215 Index points, the Port of Salalah scored 212 Index points.

The Port of Salalah’s locational advantage coupled with its growing connectivity as well as its world-class operations gives its customers an unparalleled competitive edge in a very competitive region. Salalah’s status as a transhipment hub is also important for the growth of the local economy in Dhofar as the importers and exporters benefit from the best-in-class connectivity the port offers to trade their products globally. Having a highly efficient port also improves local business confidence and will therefore attract further investment including FDI.

Port of Salalah attributed this success and recognition to the commitment and continuous improvement mindset of the team, support from its customers and prompt services of the various authorities including but not limited to the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, ROP Customs and ASYAD.

“Port of Salalah has again, for the second consecutive year, been recognised as the 2nd most efficient container port in the World. This is due to our outstanding performance, and it underlines the stability and commitment to serve our customers in the best possible way. I salute our hardworking employees for this great achievement, and I thank all the stakeholders around our business who supported us in achieving this milestone,” commented Keld Christensen, CEO of Port of Salalah.

“It’s great to work with this talented and motivated team as The Port of Salalah continues our transformation to deliver for our customers. We have come a long way over the last 5 years, improving productivity by over 20 per cent and driving a customer-centric focus throughout the entire organisation. Our transformation only intensifies from here as we engage every team member to raise the bar,” commented Scott Selman, COO of Port of Salalah.