Asyad Ports has announced that operations have begun at the all-new Asyad Container Terminal in Duqm, Oman.
Part of Asyad Group, Asyad Ports launched the new container terminal in collaboration with Port of Duqm and the Special Economic Zone at Duqm to offer more integrated logistics solutions.
The container terminal is strategically positioned to serve as a gateway for international shipping routes, offering market players an ideal terminal for imports, exports and transshipment overlooking vital global trade lanes directly connected to Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.
Asyad Container Terminal is equipped with four remotely operated 65-tonne twin lift STS cranes and twelve 50-tonne Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes.
In addition to their 71-metre outreach and 18-metre backreach, the cranes are fitted with a host of fifth-gen technologies, including optic fiber data transfer systems for remote operation and smart driving systems.
The terminal also boasts a cutting-edge yard control system and an automatic landing system designed to improve overall handling and productivity.
With a quay length of over 1,000 metres, and a yard storage capacity of 26,000 TEU and over 600 reefer containers, the terminal also consists of three berths capable of berthing and handling three ships at a time.
The container terminal aims to boost fast-shipping routes to major global markets by leveraging the integrated logistics solutions, supported by an interconnected network of Oman’s world-class seaports.
The port’s facilities and deep-water berths can reportedly accommodate the latest generation of mega-container vessels, facilitating smoother and more cost-effective cargo movements.
“The new container terminal at Duqm Port advances vital supply chain solutions for Oman and the global shipping sector,” said Ahmed Al Abri, CEO of Asyad Ports.
“This project is a reflection of our expertise, technical capabilities and strong confidence granted to us from our global customers to operate commercial ports and terminals, facilitating crucial growth strategies for the world.”