Oman Airports Management Company forms sea-air logistics partnership
14 / 09 / 2023
Maersk, APM Terminals-managed Port of Salalah, and Oman Airports Management Company have teamed up to launch a new sea-air logistics solution via Oman for cargo moving from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Cairo Egypt.
The intermodal collaboration aims to reduce transit times by an estimated 20-40% compared to traditional east-west ocean routes, and could deliver a cost saving of 10-20% compared to a pure airfreight solution.
The partners said that customers will get prioritised bookings, loading and stowage, clearances and airlifting.
Port of Salalah chief executive Keld Mosgaard Christensen said: “This achievement is the outcome of our joint endeavours to revolutionize Salalah into a Multi-Modal Supply Chain Hub as part of the Salalah Value Proposition initiative. It marks a significant milestone and a pivotal moment for all of us.”
Oman is increasingly becoming an important hub for logistics, due to the strategic location of its seaports and airports and a strong presence of network catering to customers regionally and globally.