APM Terminals (APMT), which has 30 per cent equity in the Port of Salalah, has partnered with a sea-air logistics solution via Oman to enable cargo moving from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Cairo, Egypt.
The new multi-modal service aims to reduce transit times by an estimated 20-40 per cent compared to traditional east-west trade routes, and, according to the operator, could provide a cost saving of 10-20 per cent compared to pure Air Freight solution.
Time and expense savings makes this to be a “pivotal” move according to the CEO of the Port of Salalah, Keld Mosgaard Christensen.
Christensen said: “This achievement is the outcome of our joint endeavours to revolutionise Salalah into a Multi-Modal Supply Chain Hub as part of the Salalah Value Proposition initiative. It marks a significant milestone and a pivotal moment for all of us.”