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Cargo handled at Salalah Port grows 43.9%

: Sunday, June 22 - 2014 @ 09:31

Vessel activity at Sultan Qaboos Port and Salalah Port witnessed a growth in terms of unloaded and loaded cargo by the end of April 2014, when compared with the same period in 2013. The total volume of cargo handled in both ports was 5.6 million tons by the end of April 2014 versus 4.3 million tons handled the same period in 2013. However, the number of mooring vessels at both ports declined by the end of March 2014 compared with the same period in 2013.

A vessel movement report issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) reveals that the total volume of unloaded cargo and loaded export cargo at Sultan Qaboos port grew by 12.3% by the end of April 2014 reaching 1.9 Million Tons compared with 1.7 million Tons during the same period in 2013. The increase is attributed to the growth of the total unloaded cargo at Sultan Qaboos port by 14.2% totaling 1.6 million Tons at the end of April 2014 compared with 1.4 million Tons during the same period in 2013. Loaded cargo “exports” totaled 337,300 tons by the end of April 2013 when compared with 323,800 tons representing a growth of 4.2%. Vehicles by weight unloaded at Sultan Qaboos port recorded a significant growth of 62.9% reaching 153,200 Tons by the end of April 2014, compared with 94,000 Tons during the same period in 2013.

Meanwhile, unloaded and loaded cargo at Salalah port recorded a growth of 43.9% by the end of April 2014 reaching 3.7 million Tons, compared with 2.6 million Tons during the same period in 2013. The increase was a result of the growth of the total unloaded cargo by 28.4% by the end of April 2014, registering 412,000 Tons, compared with 320,800 Tons during the same period of 2013. Additionally, loaded cargo “exports” at Salalah port grew by 46.1% during the same period from 2.2 million Tons in 2013 to 3.3 million Tons in 2014. Unloaded building and construction materials recorded a significant decline of 45.8% from 17,800 tons by the end of April 2013 to 9,600 Tons by the end of April 2014.

On the other hand, total mooring vessels at Sultan Qaboos Port and Salalah port by the end April 2014 registered a decline of 6.2% from 1,334 vessels by the end of April 2013 to 1,251 vessels during the same period in 2014. The total number of mooring vessels at Sultan Qaboos Port by the end of April 2014 was 943 compared with 1,006 vessel during the same period in 2013 representing a decline of 6.3%. Meanwhile, the total number of mooring vessels at Salalah port also declined, to 308 vessels by the end of April 2014 compared with 328 vessel during the same period in 2014, reflecting a decline of 6.1%.

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