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15 October, 2018

Cyclone Luban - Arabian Sea

** Update on the below 15/10/2018 **

Further to our previous communication on the below, we wish to advise as follows: 

Container Terminal: 
All Cavotec Moor masters are operational. 

The Gate Operations for import and export containers will commence from 1000 Hrs on 15th October subject to weather conditions being conducive for operations. 

General Cargo Terminal: 
The General Cargo terminal is fully operational subject to weather conditions continuing to be conducive for operations.

** Update on the below 12/10/2018 **

Further to the previous message on the above, the cyclone continues to maintain its path and is expected to pass in the vicinity of Salalah around 13th October.  
The potential impact of the cyclone is currently unknown. The terminal will remain closed till 13th October and we will keep you updated on the status. 
Port operations will resume once it has been deemed safe to do so.


Based on the high potential for severe weather in the Salalah and Dhofar region, the Port of Salalah is taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of all personnel, equipment and cargo.  Based on recent meteorological data, it is anticipated that the cyclone will pass in the vicinity of Salalah on or about the early hours of the 11th of October 2018.  The exact path and potential impact of the storm is currently unknown, but we are closely monitoring the situation and are taken preventative measures in any event. 
Based on current estimates, all non-essential personnel and equipment will need to vacate the port and we will cease all operations no later than 0600 on the 11th of October 2018.   Vessels will not be authorized to stay in the harbor after this time, and locations for safe refuge outside the harbor have been designated by Harbor Master.    The ultimate responsibility for safety of the crews and vessels in the safe refuge area remains with master of the vessel.  Port operations will resume once it has been deemed safe to do so.  For customers who have refrigerated and or IMO hazardous cargo inside the port, they are strongly advised to evacuate their containers prior to the aforementioned shut down.
For any questions or inquiries, please direct your requests to Port of Salalah Port control +968 2321 9052
Best Regards
Prakash Krishnamoorthi
General Manager - Marketing & Sales
Mobile : +968 99225156

Port of Salalah