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Salalah Port cargo volumes shoot up 36%

Oman’s largest port sees a significant increase in cargo activity during the first half of the year

Salalah Port cargo volumes shoot up 36%

Activity at Salalah Port increased by more than one-third during the first half of the year, according to official data.

The total volume of cargo moved through the port in southern Oman increased 34.9 percent to 5.47 million tonnes compared to the first half of 2013, the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) said, according to the Oman Tribune.

Cargo handled at Sultan Qaboos Port increased by only 2.5 percent to 2.81 million tonnes during the same period.

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