KARACHI: Pakistan is soon going to achieve a milestone in shipping and Ports industry with the launch of the Country's first deep water port terminal .
Pakistan’s first deep-water container terminal at the Karachi Port has eventually entered the final phase of infrastructure development to welcome mother vessels by mid-April this year, say officials.
Mother vessels have the capacity to carry 17,000-18,000 containers of 20-foot each. Existing container terminals in the country house vessels of the capacity of around 8,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) due to deep water and other handling constraints.
Dredging of the outer approach channel to 16-metre depth is the last project of the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP), which is in progress.