Port of Salalah have taken delivery of 12 out of the 16 new eco-efficient rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes from ZPMC to expand operations within the terminal.

The new equipment actively reduces the terminal’s environmental impact as well as significantly improves the container handling capabilities and is an important step in the terminal’s long-term plan to have zero-carbon emissions-reducing fuel burn by 20%.

This in addition to investing in three new mobile harbour cranes from Liebherr, expected to arrive Q1 of 2022. Two of the mobile harbour cranes will arrive in February 2022 while third will be received in April 2022.

Port of Salalah is a multi-service port and the largest in Oman, handling over 4.3m teu last year and 15.7 m tonnes of general cargo. The Port attracts over 2000 vessel calls, sailing to over 52 port destinations around the world.

The contract with ZPMC and Liebherr is a part of Port of Salalah’s future capacity expansion investments to ensure the terminal is equipped with the latest technologies and equipment to support local and international business customers.

“Our investment in the latest RTG and mobile harbour cranes demonstrates our long-term commitment to optimize operational efficiencies and cargo handling services while accommodating existing and new trade,” said Mark Hardiman, CEO, Port of Salalah.

“We’re excited to have the 12 new RTGs already in the commissioning-progress phase to be delivered, with the remaining four expected to arrive later this year. Once completed, it will enable us to expand our capabilities, capacity, and efficiencies, and support increased demand.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News