Port of Salalah


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Operations 1

The Port of Salalah Container Terminal has 6 fully operational berths along 2,205 m of quay. The Container Terminal is build and equipped to handle the world's largest container vessels with its 16.5 - 18.5 m approach channel and is ready to welcome the next generation of vessels.


With opening of Berth 5 in May 2007 and inauguration of Berth 6 in May 2008, the Port of Salalah has expanded the Container Terminal with 970 metres quay wall and increased the capacity from 2.5 million TEU to 4.5 million TEU per annum, to meet customer demands and prepare for the future. The expansions and planned growth of the Container Terminal does not stop here and berth 7, 8 and 9 are already on the drawing board, as well as 4 additional Super Post Panamax Cranes have been commissioned.   

The Port of Salalah General Cargo Terminal has facilities to handle most other types of cargo including general cargo, bulk oil, roll on/roll off cargo and also caters to cruise vessels. There are facilities for over 980 refrigerated containers. The General Cargo Terminal has 12 berths ranging in length from 115 meters to 600 meters with drafts up to16 meters and has a dedicated oil pier. The General Cargo Terminal is also under expansion including 500 metres additional berth and 212,000 m2 yard area.

The port operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, divided in day and night shifts.

Container Terminal

The Container Terminal offers true one-stop-shopping with the full range of main and ancillary services:

  • Stevedoring
  • Reefer Services
  • Container M&R
  • CFS, warehousing and real estate leasing
  • Bunkering through BP Marine
  • Cargo inspection through Henderson International
  • Several ships chandlers
  • Customs on-site

Port of Salalah has invested a great deal in superstructure equipment to provide an efficient, effective, competitive and reliable service to its customers.

  • 6 fully operational berths
  • Total yard area of 765,000 m2
  • 2,205 m quay wall
  • 16 m harbor depth
  • 16.5-18.5 m approach channel
  • 500 m turning basin
  • Vessel tracking system
  • 17 Super Post Panamax Gantry Cranes
  • 7 speed loaders
  • 7 fork lifts
  • 45 rubber tyre gantry cranes
  • 123 tractors and 158 trailers
  • 3 tugs
  • 9 reach stackers
  • 2 top loaders
  • NAVIS yard and vessel planning system
  • Radio data terminals
  • VHF radios
  • Multi cargo consolidation (Container Freight Station)
  • Container repair facility
  • Reefer wash facilities
  • Emergency power plant 2.8 MW
  • 2 fuel tanker.
  • 1 water tanker

General Cargo Terminal

The General Cargo Terminal offers a full range of main and ancillary services:

  • Extensive open and covered storage space
  • Extensive terminal management expertise
  • Custom - designed handling equipment
  • Safe and environmentally sound handling of cargo
  • Stevedoring
  • Repair facilities
  • Liquid and dry bulk
  • Consolidation, warehousing, storage, real estate leasing
  • Bunkering, through BP Marine
  • Cargo inspection, through Henderson International
  • Several ships chandlers
  • CFS & LCL activities
  • Cold storage facility

Equipment and services are constantly upgraded to meet customer demand.

  • 2,039 m quay length
  • Covered storage 12,000 m2
  • Open storage 200,000 m24 luffing cranes
  • 1 oil pier with 12 m depth
  • Berth No.21 ,22,23,30, 31can accommodate RO-RO vessels
  • 1 ramp for landing crafts at (Berth 29)
  • 5 mobile harbor cranes
  • 9 mafi trailers
  • 15 fork lifts
  • 1 standby generator

Container Freight Station

Operations 3

In order to meet customer requirements at a modern container terminal the Port of Salalah established a CFS (Container Freight Station) in 2002. It plays a vital role in adding value to its existing services offered at the port.

The Port of Salalah manages and operates a Container Freight Stations (CFS) within the port boundaries providing groupage services of Less than Container Loads (LCL) for exporters as well as de-consolidation services especially for importers requiring distribution.

CFS is split into outbound & inbound Cargo.

Out Bound

  • Cargo receiving
  • Cargo Storage
  • Cargo consolidation/vanning

In Bound

  • Cargo Devanning
  • Cargo Storage
  • Cargo transfer to customers

Value Added Services

  • Palletization
  • Cross-stuffing
  • Heavy Cargo Handling
  • Damaged cargo tranloading
  • Inspection/ Surveying
  • Damaged Pallet Repairing
  • Marking & Labeling
  • Sea-Air cargo handling


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