Friday, September 23, 2011
Karachi Port Trust on expansion
PM Yusuf Raza Gilani inaugurated newly added on its expansion plans the berth no 12 to 14 of KPT here on Friday and said that this will attract additional shipping carrying thousands of cargo load.
This expansion, he said, would give boost to the maritime trade of Pakistan.
Gillani also said that in highly competitive environment in global shipping, it had become imperative that our ports kept pace with other ports of the world and the country to ensure its stay in the business of shipping.He stressed upon the need for the KPT to improve the quality of services further at the port while handling the ships.
He recalled that he inaugurated the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port to accommodate deep draft mother ships. The present government, he said, encouraged the Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works to regain its glory by showing commendable performance.
He expressed his satisfaction over the progress being made by the Karachi Shipyard.
The Prime Minister also expressed his happiness over the induction of state-of-the art powerful tugs acquired from Turkey.
The Induction of these tugs, he added, will surely enable the port to handle even larger ships and facilitate modern and efficient means of cargo handling, which is an important component of competitive edge in business.
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