Port of Salalah gears up to mark 30m-TEU milestone.Muscat: Port of Salalah, the second largest container hub within the Middle East, will soon mark a milestone of having handled 30 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) since its inception, while welcoming the first eastbound vessel call of the G6 shipping alliance.
The occasion combines a tribute to Port of Salalah's ongoing market growth and productivity in container handling with the strengthening of the port's commercial services, as the new G6 service will allow customers further options on eastbound connections to Asia and westbound to Europe, said a company release.
The G6 alliance, which started operations in April 2012, has united six container shipping firms into one of the largest vessel networks in the Far East to Europe trade lane to lift efficiency amid the downturn of the global containerships industry.
Iain Rawlinson, Chief Liner Commercial Manager of Port of Salalah said, "We welcome the G6 among our new liner services, giving our local and regional customers yet more options to connect with the world's markets. We would also like to take this opportunity to recognise the strong support over the years from our dedicated customers at Maersk, APL (A Programming Language) A high-level mathematical programming language noted for its brevity and matrix generation capabilities. Developed by Kenneth Iverson in the mid-1960s, it runs on micros to mainframes and is often used to develop mathematical models. , MSC, SCI (Scalable Coherent Interface) An IEEE standard for a high-speed bus that uses wire or fiber-optic cable. It can transfer data up to 1GBytes/sec.
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In its 14 years of operations, Port of Salalah has risen to a rank among the world's top 30 container ports and has broken the world record for productivity twice. The port has also won local and international awards in economic development,Eehealth and safety, innovation and environmental initiatives.
The Port of Salalah is located at the major east-west shipping lane and is viewed as the region's best located port in order to access the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and East Africa.
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