DP WORLD KARACHI (QICT) RECEIVES 2 NEW SUPER-POST-PANAMAX QUAY CRANES AT ITS TERMINAL IN PORT QASIM

DP World Karachi – Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) received 2 new Super-Post-Panamax quay cranes on the 13th of January 2020, and with this inclusion, QICT will have 11 quay cranes to handle 2 vessels at Terminal 2 (berth 8 and 9) and enhance its vessel productivity enabling faster turnaround. Additionally, QICT has also received 64 brand new terminal tractors that would further improve yard productivity.

QICT has the distinction of being the first modern container terminal in Pakistan launching its operation in 1997, and the only terminal commanding a yearly throughput of more than 1.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). With the arrival of the 2 new cranes, QICT has affirmed its strong commitment to the growth of Pakistan’s trade and economy, and would continue to do so in the future.

DP World Karachi – QICT is the only terminal in Pakistan offering its customers multimodal solutions in terms of transporting Karachi based cargo to its National Logistic Cell Container Terminal. NLCCT facility situated at Mai Kolachi to having a rail service for its Dry Port in Lahore Prem Nagar and delivering cargo further at the customers’ premise via road. DP World Karachi also operates a Container Freight Station (CFS) yard at Port Qasim.

QICT has the distinction of being the first terminal to introduce electronic delivery order as well as online payment solutions for the end customer. The main purpose of taking all these initiatives is to enable trade with ease of doing and reducing the costs.

Future Investments

DP World Karachi is not only investing in equipment but also in the yard expansion. It has bought 28 acres of Port Qasim Authority’s (PQA) Berth Back land dedicated for container terminal expansion which is being reclaimed and developed. This development will enhance DP World – Karachi handling capacity by almost 300000 TEU yearly.

To reduce the cost of trade and revolutionise the way export documentation is dealt with in Pakistani Ports, DP World Karachi is setting up a dedicated truck parking of 35 acres that will be operated with the assistance of an in-house developed Gate Management System to reduce the truck waiting time and its cost, and allow all exporters to upload their shipping documents seamlessly.

About DP World

DP World Karachi (QICT) is the only terminal in Pakistan of DP World. DP World is the leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, marine services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions.

Our portfolio of more than 150 operations in over 50 countries across six continents gives us a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets.

DP World’s dedicated team of more than 50,000 employees from 120 countries build enduring relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other essential constituents of the global supply chain, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than half of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled over 70 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) across our portfolio. With a pipeline of committed developments and expansions, we expect the current gross capacity of 91 million TEU to rise in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, DP World aims to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to the economy and society.

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