GWADAR: Gwadar port started its long-awaited operations for containerised shipment services on Monday as the first private container vessel berthed at the deep sea port.
The MV ZI JING SONG container vessel was the first reefer container vessel to berth since the port’s completion in 2007. With this, Gwadar Port has begun using its existing multipurpose terminal.
The containerised shipment service will initially focus on export of local fish to international market.
The government plans to make Gwadar, the country’s largest port, fully operational by the end of the year. The port has been handling government’s seasonal cargo in the past.