Port of Salalah and Maersk have carried out the first trial shipment for their new multimodal transport solution to Al-Mazyunah free zone.
The shipment was loaded in the Chinese Port of Ningbo and arrived in Mazyouna with a total transit time of 25 days.
The new offer is set to facilitate inland services and reduce lead time for access to multiple markets.
The port authority said the service will extend beyond the shipping service to include customs clearances and bonded trucking services to Salalah and Al-Mazyunah free zones hubs under carrier haulage.
“We are excited to be expanding our inland service capabilities to help support customers beyond the port as a part of our commercial efforts focused on growing our gateway volume, of which Yemen plays an important role,” said Keld M Christensen, CEO of Port of Salalah.
“We are thankful to the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, ROP customs and Asyad for their support in making this happen.”
The Port of Salalah is one of the world’s most efficient transshipment ports serving large volumes of commodities through Al-Mazyunah free zone.
The new cranes are set to reduce fuel burn by 20 per cent and they will be fitted with the latest Siemens technology to lift up to 41 tons.