The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) has announced that Omani ports handled an increasing volume of cargo in Q1 and Q2 2022.
The number of containers handled have tipped an estimate 2 per cent increase reaching 2,58 million TEU compared to 2,53 million TEU during the same period in H1 2021.
The Ministry said the growth was attributed to a 2 per cent increase in containers handled at Salalah port.
During the first half of this year, Oman’s ports also enjoyed a raise of 5 per cent in general, liquid, and dry bulk cargo, totalling 42,76 million tons compared to 40,61 million tons over the same period last year.
The number of ships visiting the country’s ports decreased by 0.02 per cent to reach 4,700 ship and a 34 per cent decrease was registered for vehicles and heavy machinery (36,100).
The decrease was mainly caused by the global economic drawback of COVID-19 as well the increasing shipping prices globally, according to the Ministry.
Finally, Omani ports received 38,500 travellers accounting for a 100 per cent increase and 1.9 million imported livestock, a 5 per cent year-on-year increase.