Hutchison Ports Pakistan is proud to have another record for handling the maximum number of TEU’s on a single vessel, achieving yet another memorable milestone. For the first time in Pakistan, a container terminal has handled 9,334 TEU’s – total units 5419, with a VOR of 149.49 moves per hour, and in a total time of 36.92 hours. Hutchison Ports Pakistan is committed to take the Nation’s economy to new heights.
General Manager and Head of Hutchison Ports Pakistan, Captain Syed Rashid Jamil said in a statement, “We are delighted to be in a position to accomplish previously unheard-of milestones, and aim to continue breaking new ground as the country heads towards a more prosperous future. The dream of transforming Karachi into a prime South Asian hub for trade and transport activities is closer to becoming reality than ever before.
Hutchison Ports Pakistan is situated at the estuary of the Keamari Groyne basin, providing the most convenient access to ships entering Karachi. The new facility is the closest Pakistan port to the shipping lanes in the Arabian Sea. Its prime location offers the shortest steaming time from the Fairway Buoy, and will bring real benefits to customers, relating to time, cost, reduction in risk of delays, and reduced carbon emissions.
Hutchison Ports Pakistan is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer, and operator with a network of port operations in 52 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities.
In 2019, Hutchison Ports handled a combined throughput of 86.0 million TEU.