450,000 MT imported wheat to reach Gwadar Port in March: Zafar


About nine ships carrying 450,000 metric tons of imported wheat will be arrived at Gwadar port in the first week of March, due to which large-scale commercial boom is going to start at Gwadar port in the beginning of next month. Operational preparations are in final stages for import of wheat in such a large volume at Gwadar port for which all stakeholders including Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP), Pasco, LNC, Navy 3rd FP, security agencies, Deputy Commissioner Gwadar, Gwadar Customs , Gwadar Port Authority and Gwadar International Terminal Limited are busy.

These views were expressed by Secretary National Food Security Zafar Hassan while chairing an important coordination meeting with Gwadar Port Operators and Gwadar International Terminal Limited here Tuesday to discuss the detailed operational management of wheat import at Gwadar Port. Chairman China Overseas Ports Holding Company Yu Bo, Chief Operating Officer Gwadar International Terminal Limited Hio Jian, General Manager Operations Trading Corporation of Pakistan Shiraz Ali, Managing Director Pasco Captain (retd) Saeed Ahmed and others were present in the meeting.

Chairman Gwadar International Terminal Limited told the meeting that the import and delivery of urea was practiced at Gwadar port in the last month in which no shortcoming was revealed. He said that anchorage was ensured for incoming ships and two vessels could be operated simultaneously by 200 vehicles for wheat operations on a daily basis. The Secretary National Food Security, while giving an indication to Gwadar Port to give this kind of business, said that this port, equipped with all kinds of facilities, was providing ease in the delivery of products, while 4,50,000 metric tons of wheat was transported through Gwadar port.