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Container Terminal

With major shipping lines opting for mega-size vessels, the importance of transshipment ports cannot be underestimated – especially in the current economic scenario where economies of scale deliver efficiencies and savings in significance.

Transhipment container traffic is the mainstay of our business. The Container Terminal at Port of Salalah has attracted double digit growth year-on-year during 2003-2010. Underpinning this success has been a combination of location advantages, congestion-free deepwater berths, competitive service levels and consistently high productivity.

 

Expansion CT Berths 7,8,9

Given the strong growth trends being witnessed at the Container Terminal, a major expansion could be in the offing sooner than later. An expansion of the Container Terminal as well as Terminal-2 received the government’s formal approval in 2009. Upon implementation, the upgrade will add three new berths of a total quay length of 1,350 metres. The expansion will boost the hub's quay length to 3,555 metres and crank up the port's annual container handling capacity to nine million TEU, further paving the way for Salalah's elevation into the ranks of the world's largest transshipment hubs.