The Port of Salalah, Oman’s major regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, recently received four new rubber tire gantry cranes (RTGs) to stay ahead of the operational needs of customers. . The RTGs incorporate a number of features designed to be safer, more environmentally-friendly and reduce equipment down time. This procurement is part of the many ongoing initiatives under the terminal asset improvement program which also saw the port recently adding 33 new tractor trailers to its fleet.
Andrew Dawes, CEO of the Port of Salalah said “Adding these new RTGs is part of our ongoing fleet management program to ensure that we have the best operational fleet of equipment and capacity to serve the evolving needs of our customers. These new machines demonstrate our commitment to safety, operational leadership and to run an environmentally conscious business that reduces our carbon footprint. We are dedicated to the Government of Oman’s success and to deploy the best resources to ensure that Salalah continues to be a catalyst for growth, development and economic prosperity for Oman.”
The four RTGs are expected to be commissioned soon after completion of operational testing and safety certifications.