The government holds 20% of the venture, which will be run for a 30-year concession period by Salalah Port Services Company (SAOG) to manage, operate and act as port authority.
The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group has 30% of the equity through its subsidiary APM Terminals. The current shareholding also includes 21% with various institutional investors and 29% with pension funds and private investors. Shares of Salalah Port Services Co. (SAOG) have been consistently strong on the securities market which views the company as one of the most efficient and well run organizations in the country. The Salalah Port Project is hailed as an example of a successful public private partner-ship. The project is seen as the engine for economic development of Southern Oman as well as significant in diversifying the economy away from the oil and gas sector and creating job opportunities for nationals.