Maesrk, in collaboration with Port of Salalah and Oman Airports, successfully undertook a sea-air logistics solution via Oman for cargo moving from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Cairo, Egypt. Christopher Cook, MD, Maersk UAE, Oman and Qatar, said, “Oman is becoming a vital hub for logistics, owing to the location of its seaports and airports.” The Royal Oman Police, Customs and the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and IT supported the initiative as well. Integrated logistics leader AP Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has billed a landmark pilot of a first ever sea-air link service as a further milestone for the Sultanate of Oman’s ambitions to become a logistics hub. It can help reduce transit times on traditional east-to-west trade routes by 20-40 per cent compared to pure ocean transportation and generate a cost saving of 10-20 per cent compared to air freight. He added, “Our multimodal solution via Oman offers agility and resilience to our customers’ supply chains by giving access to a priority product balancing between market demand, product safety, transit time and cost.” On arrival at the cargo terminal at Salalah Airport, the shipment underwent security clearance and was air freighted on priority to Cairo, Egypt.
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