Middle East

Duqm celebrates first ship-to-ship transfer

Muscat: The Port of Duqm in Oman has completed its first ship-to-ship transfer. A shipment of soya bean meal was successfully transferred from the bulk carrier, MV Sila, to another commercial vessel, MV Ocean Fortune.

“We are heartened by the flawless execution of this operation, credit for which goes not only to our competent shore staff, but also to some excellent coordination by the local representatives of the ships in question. This exercise further showcases the port’s abilities to carry out a variety of cargo loading and unloading operations, among other commercial activities, although we are still technically in the ‘early phase operations’ stage,” said Rien Van de Ven, CEO, Port of Duqm.

A total of 6,202 metric tons of soya bean meal was transferred during a roughly three-day operation over the weekend. [21/04/14]

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