Karachi, February 06, 2015 (PPI-OT): Apart from rest of operational activities, Karachi Port handled record Containers during month of January, 2015. This is first time in many years that KPT handled 156,254 TEUs at both of its Terminals by handling the over flow containers at East and West wharves in the premises of KPT. At KPT two private Terminals M/s PICT and KICT are operating as per international standard / Bench mark and handled 42,279 TEUs import and 41,831 TEUs export at KICT with 40 vessels and 36,767 TEUs import and 33,349 TEUs export at PICT with 27 vessels in the month of January, 2015.
Both the terminals are handling the containers more than their original capacity and it is important to highlight that 3rd Container Terminal M/s. PDWCP is planned to be functional in 2016, which will also attract the domestic, In-transit and transhipment traffic with Deep Draught Container berths. Handling of 156,254 TEUs in January, 2015 of Import and Export is a matter of great satisfaction and it confirms the efficiency / coordination at all the level between KPT and the Management of both the Container Terminals.
For more information, contact:
Karachi Port Trust
KPT Head Office Building,
Eduljee Dinshaw Road,
Tel: +92-21-99214358, +92-21-99214542, +92-21-99214530-40