Pakistan invites Expressions of Interest for new coal terminal

Pakistan invites Expressions of Interest for new coal terminal
Published: 18 December 2012


The Karachi Port Trust (KPT), which operates under Pakistan’s Ministry of Ports and Shipping, is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) to develop a dedicated coal terminal on a Build on Transfer (BOT) basis. The port authority is inviting consortiums of financial, legal and technical consultants/firms, to provide services to help it develop the terminal. The last date for receiving the EOI is 15 January 20 13.

An official of the KTP told CemNet news that the new terminal will be used to import raw materials for the cement industry. Presently the port handles about 3-4Mta of imported coal. In addition, coal is also being unloaded at Port Qasim, near Karachi.

The KTP is Pakistan's leading and largest port.