Riverlake is assisting the development of the Port of Duqm Company SAOC with the construction of a dedicated bunker terminal and consultancy services for the refinery that is under construction. Both are nearing completion. Exiting times!
Quoting Port Of Duqm:
Port of Duqm ready to provide storage options, transhipment and bunkering solution for Containers, RORO units and any vessel types looking for a new safe haven in the Middle East
Port of Duqm is ready to mitigate the challenging situation being faced by the Shipping operators who have their ships stuck on the Red seaside of the Suez Canal, due to the grounding of the Evergreen vessel in the key transitway connecting the East and West trade route.
These ships mostly carrying shipments bound for Europe, North Africa and US East Coast can explore the options of offloading their containers or their cargo at Port of Duqm for temporary storage and later on, through the deployment of specific Relief ships of varying sizes, decide to clear these back logs for a final delivery to the destination points.
By doing so, the major take away for the shipping operators would be lesser disturbance to the service rotation of the round voyage so that ships on the East-West long-haul services which are the major ones greatly affected, can get back to their proforma schedule as quickly as possible.