KPT handled 5.28pc more cargo during last 6 months of financial year 2017-18

KARACHI: The total cargo handling at Karachi Port remained at 27.198 million tons during the last six months (July-December) of the ongoing financial year 2017-18, whereas it closed last year for the same period at 25.83 million tons; hence showing a comparative growth of 5.28 %.
Similarly the container handling has also gained momentum at Karachi Port and 1.107 million TEUs (containers) were handled during the last six months; whereas 0.967 million TEUs were handled last year during the corresponding period.
The breakup shows that exports cargo handling of the last six month closed at 5.525 million tons which closed last year during the same corresponding period at 4.810 million tons which shows an increase of 14.86% in comparison to last year. Similarly, the imports cargo handling of the last six months closed at 21.673 million tons which remained at 21.024 million tons during the corresponding period last year. It is a remarkable achievement of the port and reflects on the favourable export oriented policies of government. The imports handling has also gained momentum compared to last year to show an increase of 3.09%.-NNI