Switch Location

Find an APM Terminal

Terminals
Luanda Namibe
Terminals
Bahrain
Terminals
Cotonou
Terminals
Douala
Inland Services
Cameroon
Terminals
Pointe-Noire
Terminals
Port Said
Terminals
Tema
Inland Services
Ghana
Terminals
Conakry
Terminals
Abidjan San Pedro
Inland Services
Ivory Coast
Terminals
Aqaba
Inland Services
Jordan
Inland Services
Kenya
Terminals
Monrovia
Inland Services
Mali
Terminals
Apapa Onne
Inland Services
Nigeria
Terminals
Salalah
Inland Services
Saudi Arabia
Inland Services
Senegal
Inland Services
South Africa
Inland Services
Tanzania
Inland Services
Tunisia
Inland Services
UAE
Inland Services
Uganda
Inland Services
China
Terminals
Mumbai Pipavav
Inland Services
South Asia
Terminals
Yokohama
Terminals
Tanjung Pelepas
Terminals
Colombo
Terminals
Laem Chabang
Inland Services
Thailand
Terminals
Cai Mep
Terminals
Aarhus
Terminals
Helsinki Kotka
Terminals
Marseilles Fos
Inland Services
France
Terminals
Poti
Inland Services
Germany
Terminals
Vado Ligure
Inland Services
Netherlands
Inland Services
Romania
Inland Services
Spain
Terminals
Gothenburg
Terminals
Izmir
Terminals
Buenos Aires
Inland Services
Argentina
Inland Services
Brazil
Inland Services
Chile
Terminals
Moin
Inland Services
Ecuador
Terminals
Puerto Quetzal
Inland Services
Mexico
Terminals
Callao
Inland Services
Peru
Inland Services
Uruguay
Swipe Right for Terminal Navigation Swipe Left for Global Navigation
salalah-about

Our Terminal

Strategically located on the major East-West Shipping Lane, the Port of Salalah is a major Arab Gulf regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea. It is viewed as the region's best located port for access the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and East Africa.

The multi-purpose port, has facilities to handle bulk cargo, containers, general and liquid cargoes, cruise and navy ships, and in addition offers value added services such as bunkering, container repairs, a container freight station, warehousing and ship repairs.

Operational since November 1998, the Port of Salalah Container Terminal has a 2.4 km container berth quay and seven berths of up to 18m draft. Its infrastructure can handle the world's largest container vessels, as well as bulk cargo, bunkering and warehousing. The terminal has an annual capacity of 5 million TEU.

At a glance

  • Location: savings due to minimum deviation time on the main East-West shipping lane
  • Service Quality: State-of-the-art equipment and professional workforce delivering high productivity
  • Expanding regional market: minimum deviation to Indian Subcontinent, East Africa, Red Sea/Levant Region and the Arabian Gulf, and access to key regional markets including the Asia, Europe
  • Connectivity: over 3000+ vessel calls to over 52 port destinations annually allowing possibilities to meet the long-term needs of customers and shipping lines
  • US Free Trade Agreement (FTA): tax exemption on goods with 35% value added in Oman, along with simple customs procedures and competitive tariffs at a US government's Secure Freight Initiative Charter port
  • Free Zone benefits: adjacent free-zone with availability of land at the lowest rate in the region
  • Inter-modal hub with sea, land and air connections located within a short distance
  • Safe port with stable political and economic climate

Investment

APM Terminals signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of Oman to build and manage this world-class container facility until 2028. APM Terminals holds a 30% stake in the Port operating company Salalah Port Services. Other shareholders include the government (20%), government pension funds (23%), and others (27%).

Since then, the Port has made significant strides towards achieving world-class operational standards. Around US$800 million has been invested in infrastructure. The expansion and development of the Port of Salalah plays an important role in meeting present and future customer requirements and ensures increased efficiency and faster vessel turnarounds. In 2017, the road infrastructure around the port was improved. 

Location

The Port of Salalah is situated in Dhofar in the southern region of Oman, located 15 km south of Salalah. It offers almost zero deviation from the major trade lanes of Asia-Europe, and equidistant to the growing markets of East Africa, Indian Subcontinent and the Arabian Gulf. Our location guarantees our customers with transit times that are better than other competing ports in the region.

This makes it advantageous for major shipping lines to use Salalah as a gateway for their regional networks and thereby saves cost.

Our connectivity includes a network of the world's biggest shipping lines, including Maersk, MSC, USAC and others to reach the world. This connectivity, of over 3,200 vessels per year, allows our customers to reach over 50 direct ports internationally – all from the Salalah location.

Use of cookies

Apmterminals.com is using functional, analytical and tracking cookies to give you an optimal experience. Third parties and social media networks also place tracking cookies. Your online behaviour could be followed by these third parties. By pressing “accept” you accept such use of cookies.

Cookie Policy