Muscat: The Port of Salalah, Oman’s major regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, set another record in productivity with a delivering 412.97 Port Moves per Hour (PMPH) on vessel Cap San Tainaro handling 3,820 moves in a port stay of 9.25 hours. This is the highest productivity delivered by any port in the region to date.
Mark Hardiman, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Salalah stated: “We are delighted to have reached this new record in productivity. 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."
"The customer-centric approach and commitment of SPS employees have been the key to our continued success. We continue to place a very high emphasis on safety and focus on continuously improving our processes to deliver world-class productivity. In the competitive environment of transshipment business, delivering these levels of performance enhances the overall value proposition of Salalah to the shipping line in terms of network cost savings and reliability,” he added.
In the meanwhile, the port continues to roll out its capacity augmentation and asset replacement programme and has committed to capacity expansion (capex) of about OMR12 million (US$31 million) in the last one year alone.
Strategically located on the trade crossroads between Asia and Europe and serving the markets of East Africa, the Red Sea, the Indian Subcontinent and the Arabian Gulf – the Port of Salalah offers customers high productivity container terminal operations and general cargo services that are designed to optimise vessel network efficiency and supply chain competitiveness. APM Terminals operates the facility as part of the company’s global terminal network of high-performance ports.