First 5000-Container Ship Berths in Pakistan

Posted on June 7, 2009
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Owais Mughal

This picture post marks a mall landmark in handling shipping cargo at the Karachi port.

On April 5, 2009, the first super cargo ship carrying 5000 containers arrived in Pakistan through the newly dredged 11 km long channel berthed in a new berth which has been dredged down to a depth of 14m. The berth used to be 11.3 m deep before current development).

Photo Credits: APP

8 responses to “First 5000-Container Ship Berths in Pakistan”

  1. Adnan Ahmad says:

    An other side of this picture is that this ship is built by Hyundai, a Korean conglomerate. Rewind about 50 years and Korea was behind Pakistan with both countries having multiple 5 year plans coming up. This picture and this post vividly tell the story about what happened to those plans for each. Yes we should be happy but we should also ponder about how much more developed the country should have been by now.

  2. Owais Mughal says:

    A photo dated June 06, 2009 shows KPT storage filled up due to arrival of super container cargo ships in the port. As you can see containers have been stacked 4-high due to space constraints. See photo here

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    The person who wrote comment on facebook about this ship’s arrival date as 6/4/09 is right. Thank you for correction. The date of photograph is 6/5/09.

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