Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021
The Port of Salalah completed its first ship to ship transfer operation (STST) at Salalah anchorage recently as part of the port’s expanding service offering in 2018. The new service was performed by Fendercare Marine which transferred vegetable oil between the vessels NCC Nasma to Ariana while both were in the harbor anchorage.

Port of Salalah now provides ship-to-ship transfer service for bulk liquids

Port of Salalah CEO Andrew Dawes stated, “Our vision is to make our customers’ supply chains work better, more efficiently and safer. Our new offering of ship-to-ship transfer of bulk liquids is designed to serve the regional market and Africa’s economic demand.”

Tom Fitchew, company improvement manager of Fendercare stated, “We identified opening a new STST base at Salalah as a priority to support our ever expanding network. We are delighted with the success of our first operation and thank all those involved for their cooperation and collaboration. The STST itself was conducted with our usual high level of professionalism and efficiency, with safety remaining as paramount importance. We look forward to establishing Salalah as a key STST location where Fendercare and the Port of Salalah can support the oil and gas market.”

The management of Port of Salalah is operating on a quantity of new company possibilities that will contribute to the development of the shipping and logistics sector in Oman and help the government’s vision of seeing the logistics sector as 1 of the pillars of financial development and diversification of the Sultanate of Oman.

Strategically positioned on the trade crossroads among Asia and Europe and serving the markets of East Africa, the Red Sea, the Indian Subcontinent and the Arabian Gulf – the Port of Salalah is operated by APM Terminals as component of the APM Terminals international terminal network. The port operates each a container terminal and a basic cargo terminal. In 2017, the port handled record volumes in each the container and the basic cargo company with an boost of 18.7 per cent and four.two per cent respectively.
Fendercare Marine is the planet-leader in ship-to-ship (STST) transfers, getting offered secure and effective STST solutions for nearly 25 years. With the very best ship-to-ship infrastructure in the business, Fendercare Marine is in a position to offer consumers with the full STSF remedy from the highest top quality gear and knowledgeable personnel, by means of to conducting operations for each in port and offshore STS transfers.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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