RORO is a method to discharge cargo using wheeled or tracked cargo using a ramp from the vessel. This recent operation at PODC used both RORO and LOLO (Lift on Lift off) module from the vessel Bahri Tabuk, operated by Bahri, a Saudi based liner vessel. LOLO is standard method for handling these cargoes, but for the first time PODC handled the operation in RORO module as well.
In this operation PODC discharged 4336MT of steel cargoes, out of which 13 MAFIs (a wheeled platform used to carry the cargo in such operation) with a volume of 639MT were discharged as RORO module and 3697MT as LOLO module.
This is a major milestone for PODC in its early operation phase. PODC is endeavoring to be the preferred port for such RoRo operations not only for the Duqm Refinery Project, but also for other upcoming projects in the region.