In order to conduct studies and design the third phase of Salalah Port’s expansion, Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has floated a tender to find a consultant that can carry out this role.
Tenders are opened on August, 31 2015 to realise Salalah’s 2030 vision, according to the Times of Oman.
In a previous article by PTI, it was reported that around four companies had previously collaborated to bid for the management and operation of Oman’s first ever dry port.
The Port of Salalah said in its Q1, 2015 report that the port is among the world’s top transhipment ports and provides a significant opportunity for businesses to benefit from the Salalah hub network of multi-modal transport and Salalah Free Zone incentives.
The Port of Salalah handled around 627,000 TEU during Q1, 2015, which was a 24% decline against the same period in 2014, due to changing volumes.
Under the 2030 plan, the Salalah Free Trade Zone is planning around US$15 billion of investments by 2028, with APM Terminals unveiling plans to invest in infrastructure and expand free trade zones in the region.