Salalah Port completed the first bulk
cargo transfer from ship to ship (STS) in the waiting area (Al Mukhtaf)
as part of its initiatives to provide various services for 2018.
The operation was conducted by Fendercare Marine, one of the
world’s leading operators in this field. The process included the
transfer of vegetable oil from the NCC Nasma to the Ariana while the
vessels anchored in the waiting area.
Andrew Dawes, CEO of Salalah Port said that the port’s vision
is to make the customer supply chain works more efficiently and at a
lower cost while increasing security levels. He added that this new
service of bulk cargo transport aimed at meeting regional demand, as
well as emerging economies in Africa.
Tom Vecchio, Development Director at Fendercare said, “We look
forward to Salalah being the main location for this type of operation, as
Salalah Port, in cooperation with Fendercare can play an important role
in supporting the oil and gas market”.
Salalah Port seeks to create a number of new business
opportunities that will contribute to the growth of shipping and logistics
sector in the Sultanate and support the Government’s vision of the
logistics sector as one of the pillars of growth and economic
diversification in the Sultanate.
Source: Oman News Agency