APL Salalah makes stop at namesake port
Ten years of partnership between the Port of Salalah and global container transportation company APL has been marked with the visit of APL Salalah.
One of the largest container ships in the world, APL Salalah was completed in 2012 and named after the Omani city.
The 347m-long APL Salalah is capable of carrying 10,700 TEU and calls at the Port of Salalah both east-and west-bound on a regular basis.
During a guided tour of the APL Salalah, Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud Al Busaid, minister of state and governor of Dhofar, said: “Long-standing business partnerships such as this demonstrated between APL and Salalah provides for the mechanism needed to diversify and advance the country’s economic development.
“Salalah’s mega-port has supported in positioning Oman on the global stage.”