Salalah Port Provides STS Bulk Cargo Transfer

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