Karachi, July 04, 2014 (PPI-OT): In pursuance to the favourable business oriented policies of government, the cargo / container handling of Karachi Port has shown remarkable increase in container handling and all categories of cargo (i.e. break bulk, dry bulk and liquid bulk) at the end of FY (2013 – 14).
Comparatively, the port registered a growth of 6.44% and handled 41.350 million tonnes of cargo at the end of FY (2013 – 14), as compared to 38.850 million tonnes in FY (2012 – 13).
Breakup of the type of cargo indicates handling of 28.242 million tonnes dry cargo up against 26.829 million tonnes last year by 5.27%. On the liquid side, a total of 13.108 million tonnes liquid bulk cargo was handled as against 12.021 million tonnes the previous FY (2012 – 13); rising by 9.04%.
A similar upward trend is also seen in container handling at Karachi Port. The port handled 1.591 million TEUs at the end of FY (2013 – 14), whereas it remained at 1.522 million TEUs in previous FY (2012 – 13); hence registered an observant growth of 4.55%.
The ship handling has also increased by 77 ships at the close of ending FY (2013 – 14) while handling 1673 ships which remained at 1596 the previous year.
KPT has focussed on measures to adapt itself with the demands of the trade. A constant endeavour continues to frame the policies and amend regulations to make user friendly and growth oriented. A performance of this magnitude reflects on trade oriented friendly policies of present government and efforts of the honourable Minister Mr Kamran Michael.
It also augurs well that port enjoys good relations with its clientele under the leadership of Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed. It is in this continuum that the port is all set to propel towards achieving milestones, in future as well.
For more information, Contact:
Karachi Port Trust
Eduljee Dinshaw Road
Tel Board: 99214530-9