Large Pakistan Port Upgrades for More Capacity
A new, state-of-the-art customs clearance system has recently been implemented at KICT. According to a spokesman for APL, a leading customer of the terminal: ‘This enables hassle-free customs clearance and so reduced lead time and the cost of handling shipments.’ The biggest and longest established of these is Karachi International Container Terminal, which is part of the Hutchison Port Holdings group and which is now handling more than 400,000 teu a year following a recent increase in capacity. . At present, Karachi is handling about 4m tonnes of fertilisers and dry bulk cargo at various berths. KPT has also outlined plans for a ‘cargo village’ on about 100 acres of land close to the port. This would house container storage, warehousing, logistics and cargo processing activities.