The Port of Salalah in Oman will invest $120m to expand its container and general cargo terminals, as part of a 20-year masterplan.

The plan was initiated in early 2008 by the Port of Salalah in conjunction with the Salalah Free Zone and the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

The project includes a northern breakwater, additional aggregate/bulk ship-loading facilities, additional liquid commodities loading and unloading facilities, as well as cruise and ferry terminal facilities.

The estimated investment for all six phases of the expansion is around OMR1,548 ($4bn).

After the expansion, the container terminal will include seven berths, with a total capacity of six million teu.

In addition, the general cargo terminal will include ten multipurpose berths and one oil pier within an area of 200,000m2.