Free Porn
22 C
Thursday, July 25, 2024
Home Most Popular Cyclone threat closes Oman's Salalah Port

Cyclone threat closes Oman’s Salalah Port

Salalah Port, Oman's major cargo gateway and a notable transshipment hub for the West Asia region, halted operations yesterday (22 October) until further notice in the wake of a severe storm heading towards the southern part of the country.

According to the latest weather reports, Cyclone Tej is expected to make landfall along the coast late on 24 October or early 25 October.

According to container carrier sources, while berthing delays are imminent, some vessels are likely to skip scheduled calls to the port.

Salalah Port is managed by APM Terminals, providing container capacity of some 5 million TEUs annually, according to available information.

Maersk has several weekly calls at Salalah. The Danish carrier’s network calling there includes the ME7 between South India and Europe, which rotates Ennore, Colombo, Salalah, Algeciras, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Jeddah, Salalah, Colombo and Ennore.

“We expect about six to seven vessels to be impacted, either delayed or omitted,” a Maersk source noted.

Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC)’s premier HEX (Himalaya Express) routing, connecting West India and Europe, also calls at Salalah.

The Arabian Sea and its surrounding regions are often prone to cyclones and severe weather, wreaking havoc on normal life and supply chains.

In 2018, operations at Salalah Port remained shut for several days as a consequence of extensive damage caused by Cyclone Mekunu.

Salalah is a multi-purpose port, equipped with facilities to handle bulk, liquid and other general cargoes.

However, according to reports, the storm is unlikely to cause any major disruptions on India’s Gujarat coast and as such, no port service suspension warnings for the region have been issued.

Jenny Daniel
Global Correspondent

Contact email: [email protected]

Latest Posts

MSC Orion calls at Port of Salvador

Wilson Sons, Brazil’s largest port and maritime logistics operator, received MSC Orion at the Salvador Container Terminal on 24 July. This 366-meter-long ship, with a...

Global bunker indices continue moderate decline

In the 30th week of the year, the Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) global indices maintained their moderate downward trend. The 380 HSFO index dropped by...

BIFA and TT Club provide advices on container shipping safety

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) used the latest episode in its 2024 webinar series to provide crucial advice on safety in container shipping. The...

Indian Register of Shipping reveals new leadership appointments

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) announced new leadership appointments aiming to strength its management team. The Board of Directors of IRS has approved the...

CMA CGM applies updated PSS from Egypt and Türkiye to West Africa

French ocean carrier CMA CGM has notified its customers of an updated Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) from Egypt and Türkiye to West Africa. Effective from...