KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust (KPT) handled a deepest drought vessel of 15.4 meters for the first time at deep drought berths of South Wharf (SAPT).
According to the details, the handling of this Singaporean flag vessel ‘APL CHONGQING’ has taken place at South Asia Pakistan Terminal under the personal command and supervision of Deputy Conservator KPT Captain Asif Ahmed Tauni. The KPT took all safety measures before handling of vessel while closely monitoring under keel clearance and vessel’s total drought.
Karachi Port Trust (KPT) being the biggest and oldest port of the country is main hub of trade and business activities for the entire nation. Stature of the port has further grown after commissioning of South Wharf with 16 meters depth.
Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has also given very clear directions with regard to boosting the national exports and to encourage blue economy opportunities and KPT is already working to realize national objectives.
Chairman KPT has congratulated the entire operational team of KPT for this landmark achievement. He said that in next few months, KPT will ensure further dredging of deep water South Wharf area as well as inner harbor to facilitate changing trends of deep drought vessels.
It is pertinent to mention here that KPT had previously handled vessels of drought up to 14.7 meters at Karachi Port, since the terminal became operational at South Wharf of Karachi Port.