Pakistan: Karachi Port Achieves Another Milestone
Karachi Port Trust is ready to receive the first ship, MV Mandarin River, with a draft of 13 meters on its newly reconstructed berth No. 11. The event marks yet another milestone in its progression to augment and support the national trade.
MV Mandarin River is vessel with a length of 190 meters and breadth of 32 meters, carrying 55,858 metric tons of coal. The ship having GRT 33044 carries the Singaporean flag.
KPT is gradually rebuilding its old infrastructure. Berths 11 to 14 have already been reconstructed and are under operation which the Prime Minister had inaugurated last year. Later, the basin was also dredged to accommodate vessels drawing 13 meters depth. All the resources have been mobilized to make the entire channel capable of receiving ships of 13 meters draft. A similar dredging of berths will be undertaken after their reconstruction.
This adds up to be a gift for the port celebrating its 125 years of existence and marks a golden era of success, service and support to the national economy. The momentum of giant leap continues at KPT under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Minister of Ports and Shipping Senator Babar Khan Ghauri and Chairman KPT Mr. Jawed Hanif Khan to achieve its milestones with style and precision.
Press Release, November 5, 2012