‘Marhaba Express’, a joint venture between Gold Star Line & SARJAK Container Lines, recently commenced its Liner Break-Bulk service connecting West Coast of India and the Arabian Gulf namely, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Duqm, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Shuhaiba, Umm Qasr, Dammam, Sohar and Nhavasheva. The launch of this service is particularly important for Port of Duqm (PDC) since it not only enhances connectivity between PDC and the Indian subcontinent, but also with other major ports inside of the Gulf.
PDC was one of the ports of call in the port rotation for discharging steel pipes (approximately 500 mt) and loading project cargo (Heavy Lift). PDC loaded the heavy project cargo containing 3 Low Pressure (LP) Separators which was manufactured by Special Technical Services (STS) Nizwa for a Project in Kuwait. The dimension of each LP separator was 27.3(L) x 6.4(W) x 6.1(H) meters and weighing approximately 160 mt.
The 2nd Package of this project will be a bigger volume (322 mt x 2 units) and is likely to be loaded from Port of Duqm by mid of March 2019.
PDC in the past has already proven its capability to efficiently perform the discharge of heavy lift project cargo of much bigger dimensions. However, for the first time PDC has proven its capability to efficiently perform a loading operation of a massive heavy-lift cargo.
Port of Duqm is endeavoring to be the most preferred multi-purpose port in the region.