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Oman to double capacity at Salalah port

Authorities in Gulf state have awarded a commercial bid worth US$143m.
Port of Salalah
Port of Salalah

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Oman’s government has unveiled plans to more than double the cargo handling capacity at its port in Salalah.

The Gulf state’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has awarded a commercial bid worth OMR55m (US$143m) which will see the port’s cargo handling capacity increase to 20m tonnes annually.

“The general cargo business has been growing rapidly here, and this new expansion will play a significant role in serving the continued development of businesses in Oman and the surrounding region” said Port of Salalah’s CEO, Peter Ford.

A statement released by the company that runs the port did not mention when the work is expected to be completed.

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