Port of Salalah, operating since November 1998 and recognised globally as a leading transshipment hub positioned among the world's top ports, continues to play a vital role in the economic future of the Sultanate of Oman.
The port is partly owned and managed by APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal operators in the world.
Strategically located at the major East-West Shipping Lane, the Port of Salalah is viewed as the region's best located port in order to access the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and East Africa.
Port of Salalah is a made up of a Container Terminal with six berths of up to 18m draft and a General Cargo Terminal of Fifteen berths of up to 18m draft, with infrastructure to handle the world's largest container vessels, as well as bulk cargo, bunkering and warehousing.
Excellent infrastructure and a proven track record for efficient operations at the Port of Salalah complement its strategic location. In Oman, it is among the top publicly-traded companies, as well as the largest private sector employer in the Governorate of Dhofar.
Port of Salalah has made significant strides towards achieving world-class operational standards. This achievement has been matched by the growth in our annual throughput and revenues. Container growth since start of operations in 1999 up to 2013 has reached 665 per cent. General cargo growth has also increased steadily and will continue to rise with corresponding growth in the hinterland.
Since its start in 1996, the port has invested around US$800 million in infrastructure that includes cranes to handle the world's largest vessels, 18 metre depth alongside quay, 2.4 km worth of container berth quay and plenty of yard capacity to ensure growth.
The expansion and development of the Port of Salalah plays an important role in meeting present and future customer requirements and ensures increased efficiency and faster vessel turnarounds.