The oil drums were converted into planters at the port's workshop and planted with saplings by volunteer employees. “The drums will carry an ecologically conscious message. We want our stakeholders to immediately associate Port of Salalah with being a safe and green port,” said Mohammed al Mashani, HSE manager at the port. The company is also planning to recycle used tyres to make protective edges around containers.
In April 2012 Port of Salalah employees marked World Earth Day by planting native and frankincense saplings in nearby conservation parks.
A major environmental issue facing Dhofar is the loss of native trees, which impacts local biological resources, the release said.