Salalah records 18% jump in general cargo throughput
Salalah has recorded an 18.3 per cent increase in bulk cargo volumes handled during the first nine months of this year, underscoring the maritime gateway’s importance as an export hub for minerals among others. As per Braik Musallam al Amri, Chairman, Board of Directors, Salalah Port Services Co, the publicly traded company that owns and operates the gateway, general cargo throughput soared to 15.817 million tonnes during January-September 2023 period, up from 13.373 million tonnes last year. “The major commodities handled are limestone, gypsum, methanol, and cement at the gateway. They are exported from Salalah to nearby markets, and continue to drive the general cargo business,” he said in the Directors’ Report ended 30 September 2023.