A 40 percent surge in “unexplained” empty containers and a spike in imports for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, combined with the relocation of commercial traffic from Muscat, was the cause of congestion at the Omani port of Sohar, said Andre Toet, CEO of Sohar Industrial Port Company.
01 Sep 2014
Maersk Line and CMA CGM have levied congestion surcharges cargo discharged at the port of Sohar in Oman as the relocation of all commercial traffic from Muscat to Sohar leads to berthing delays.
19 Aug 2014
The Port of Salalah, Oman, saw its container volume slide 7 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014, but general cargo throughput jumped 28 percent, port operator Salalah Port Services said in a written statement.
09 May 2014
Multiple carriers have planned general rate increases in various trade lanes in May and June, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
30 Oct 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. plans to expand its IPAK Service between India and Europe by adding a call at King Abdullah Port, Saudi Arabia’s new gateway hub.
22 Oct 2013
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report, “DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks From Foreign Ports,” recommending...