KARACHI’s Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) has announced the inaugural call of the newly launched Pakistan-United Arab Emirates (PS2) Service, reports Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide.

Jointly operated by Wan Hai Lines with Global Feeder Shipping, the point-to-point service links the ports of Jebel Ali and Karachi and uses the single 1,794-TEU As Sicilia.

With this service, PICT looks to further strengthen trade patronage with the Gulf market by handling increased cargo through non-vessel operating common carriers and mainline operators.

“With the commencement of the PS2 service, PICT looks forward to enhance its Gulf cluster of services, which will provide our customers with increasingly frequent vessel connections between Karachi and Jebel Ali,” said PICT chief executive Khurram Khan.

Manila-based International Container Terminal Service Inc has a 21-year concession for the construction, development, operation and management of PICT, a common user container terminal.

The preferred terminal for Indian subcontinent trade routes, PICT has connections to Central Asia, Afghanistan and Western Asia hinterlands.

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