DP World improves navigation systems at Pakistan port
Global marine terminal operator DP World today announced that its facility at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT), Pakistan’s gateway to the world, has expanded its capability to allow it to handle today’s modern, large vessels around the clock.
New buoys, beacons and lights in the approach channels and turning basins to DP World Karachi’s twin terminals at QICT enhances night navigation capability for vessels of up to 295 metres overall length (LOA), 33-metre beam and a draft of 12 metres, providing container vessels calling at QICT with safe and reliable navigation 24 hours a day.
Anil Singh, SVP & MD, DP World, Subcontinent said: “Enhancing night navigation capability at Port Qasim is a welcome development for DP World’s customers at our QICT gateway facility. Port Qasim plays an important role in connecting Pakistan’s vast hinterland to its international sea routes. Making it accessible 24 hours a day contributes directly to the local community and Pakistan’s economy in general.”
DP World Karachi is Pakistan’s first dedicated international container terminal operator. The terminals are located to provide services for major shipping lines and importers and exporters as a gateway port and transit facility for upcountry Pakistan and Afghanistan.