Pakistan's first coal/cement terminal begins operation

Pakistan's first coal/cement terminal begins operation
05 May 2017

Pakistan's first state-of-the-art coal, clinker and cement bulk terminal has commenced operations at Port Qasim, Karachi.

According to a statement by Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL), bulk carrier African Finfoot became the inaugural vessel to call at the terminal, transporting 41,510t of coal for importer and exporter Awan Trading. A second vessel named Iris Oldendorff visited the terminal on Tuesday, carrying 39,550t.
PIBTL has invested around US$ 285m in the establishment of the county’s first-and-only common-user coal, cement and clinker handling terminal at Port Qasim. PIBTL, under a 30-year BOT agreement with the Qasim Port Authority, has built its own jetty and is equipped with two coal ship unloading cranes and one cement/clinker loading crane. PIBT is capable of handling 12Mta of cargo and has a 62-acre storage yard.

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