Oman Airports Management Company forms sea-air logistics partnership

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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.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]