Work begins on Pakistan bulk terminal project

Work begins on Pakistan bulk terminal project
Published: 02 September 2014

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Work has begun on the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal project at Port Qasim, the country’s first terminal for handling coal, clinker and cement.

The state-of-the-art multi-purpose cargo handling facility will be built on a build operate and transfer basis. Estimated to cost US$250m, it will be able to handle 4Mta of cement and clinker as well as 12Mta of coal. It is expected to be operational by 2016.

Port Qasim is located 50km from Karachi, on the coast line of the Arabian Sea. The new terminal will help Pakistan cement and clinker export operations by providing common user facilities to existing  producers once it becomes operational.