First 5000-Container Ship Berths in Pakistan

Posted on June 7, 2009
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day
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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. Owais Mughal says:

    Sameer, you are right. one reason of protraying this photo here is to show that not all is bad in Pk. some positive news is always there. Unfortunately media portrays anything negative as news and anything positive as ‘non marketble’. An advantage of blogging is we can bring to forelight small news items like this which get ignored by the mainstream media.

  2. MQ says:

    Perhaps these are empty containers, imported for use as roadblocks. Didn’t we see, we have found a new use for containers in Pakistan?

  3. Comment posted at the ATP Facebook Page:

    “Date is wrong…. M.V.Hyundai General was arrived Karachi ( Karachi International Container Terminal – KICT) on 04th June 2009. This ship is one of Hyundai’s Korea Middle East Service (KMS) 5 vessels fleet calls KICT every week.”

  4. Ghazala Khan says:

    That, and the restored activities at the Gaddani ship breaking yard are also very much refreshing.

  5. Sameer says:

    Good to know that there are some positive activities also going in Pakistan. Almost got bored of the negative news like killing and bombings.
    Hope with the new berth there is more economic opportunities and port is more competitive.

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