Overview of the Port of Duqm
Duqm container terminal to start operations by 2020
MUSCAT, January 10, 2017
Oman-based Port of Duqm revealed that its new container terminal is expected to become operational by early 2020, said a report.
The container handling capacity of the terminal will be eventually ramped up to 3.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum, from an initial capacity of 200,000 TEUs, Reggy Vermeulen, chief executive officer of the Port of Duqm, was quoted as saying in a Times of Oman report.
Vermeulen said that the mandate of the port is to operate the container terminal itself.
He said that the organisation’s priority is to have the container terminal up and running.
Moreover, once the port starts full-fledged operation some time in 2019-2020, it will have a 2.2-kilometre-long commercial berth, a 2.2-kilometre long container berth, one kilometre-long government berth and a break bulk berth for miscellaneous cargoes.