Port of Salalah expansion project on track

With the arrival of the final four out of a total of ten new ship-to-shore cranes in early June, thePort of Salalah’s US$ 300 million expansion plan is on schedule to boost annual container handling capacity from 5 million to 6 million TEU by the end of this year.

Despite the extensive upgrade works that commenced last year, in the recently published 2023 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI), from the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence, Port of Salalah retained its position as the...


Saudi Global Ports celebrates 10 million TEU Dammam milestone

This May Saudi Global Ports (SGP), a member of the PSA Group, achieved a significant milestone when it handled its 10 millionth TEU since the start of its commercial operations at Dammam Port in 2015. 

SGP has grown its presence in Saudi Arabia from operating a single terminal at Dammam in 2015, to becoming the sole operator of both of the port’s container terminals in 2020. Additionally, SGP took on the operation of the Riyadh Dry Port Ecosystem, including Riyadh Dry Port, and the Riyadh and...


Adani enters East African port sector

Adani Ports is leading a consortium that has signed a 30-year concession agreement to operate Container Terminal 2 in Dar Es Salaam Port in Tanzania, heralding the Indian port operator’s entry into the East African market. The terminal has an annual throughput capacity of around 1 million TEU and handles arounds 83% of Tanzania’s total container volume. 

A new joint venture, East Africa Gateway Limited (EAGL), has been established between Adani as the lead shareholder and AD Ports Group and East...


Sohar Port to extend biofuel bunkering project

Oman’s Sohar Port has become one of the first ports in the Middle East to use biofuel bunkering for tugboat operations. After receiving its first delivery of biofuel, bunkering with B20 – a mixture of 80% diesel and 20% biofuel – began as a trial for Tug Sohar. However, the port has confirmed the project is now set to be extended to all tugboats at the port, in collaboration with tugboat operator Svitzer, biofuel supplier Woqod and bunker service provider Hormuz Marine.

Emile Hoogsteden, CEO of...


Cochin Economic Zone launched by DP World

DP World has commenced operations of its Cochin Economic Zone located within the Vallarpadam terminal at Cochin port. This is Kerala’s first free trade warehousing zone and the third DP World Economic Zone in India. 

DP World Cochin Economic Zone is expected to significantly enhance Cochin Port’s capabilities as the 75,000 sq.ft. facility is said to offer 67 different value-added services for supply chain operations. Ranjit Ray, Senior Vice President, Economic Zones Middle East, North Africa and...


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