Addressing public speculation on recent asset damage

In 2012, the Port of Salalah achieved an increase of over 13% in container volume with a reduction of over 50% in injury accidents. In 2013, the company continues to strive to eliminate any incident of injury or damage from our operations.

On March 4, 2013, an asset damage incident took place resulting in 10 damaged containers. Due to the strict processes that separate staff and equipment, there were no human injuries at the site. The company's management is investigating the root cause that led to the RTG (Rubber Tyre Gantry) crane to drive into the stationary containers.

Port of Salalah places a significant emphasis on safety of its people and the safety investigation will lead to key safety learning points that are shared throughout the company's departments.

The cargo in the containers, plastic raw material, poses no danger to the environment or health of employees. Immediately the undamaged cargo was reloaded for the customer into new containers. The company is in direct contact with the customers and insurance departments to follow all appropriate measures.

The company is invested in its overall safety record and operations at the port. The management of the company welcomes inquiries from all its stakeholder groups and requests that they be directed to the appropriate management and to direct public company news to the GM Corporate Communications at or .