DP WORLD KARACHI

(QASIM INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL)

CYRUS KHURSIGARA
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Mar 7 - 13, 20
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GENERAL MANAGER MARKETING AND SALES

DP World Karachi commenced operations in August 1997 as QICT and has the distinction of being the first state of the art modern container terminal in Pakistan. It is the only terminal in Pakistan wherein the customer has the option to clear his container from either DP World Karachi or clear the same from our off dock container terminal 'NLCCT' located in the heart of the city. This is one of the main strategies that have boosted the throughput to over 773,000 teus in 2010.

MILESTONES

- Pakistan's first State of the art Modern container terminal.

- Number 1 terminal in Pakistan in terms of yearly throughput amongst 4 terminals presently in operations in Pakistan holding a 36% market share

- First terminal in Pakistan to achieve a throughput of 751,000 TEUs in 2009, with an added distinction of maximum throughput for a month of 76,271 TEUs.

- Handled the largest ever vessels of the Indus Service in Pakistan of 305m LOA.

- First and the only terminal in Pakistan to achieve ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 14001: 1996 & ISO 18001: 1999, ISO 27001 for information security management.

- In June 2008 we are again the only terminal in Pakistan and the first terminal in the sub continent to achieve the ISO 28000: 2007 certification for Supply Chain Security Management System.

TERMINAL INFORMATION OF CURRENT TERMINAL BERTHS 5,6 & 7

Storage capacity 15,467 units at any given time
Terminal Capacity 800,000 TEUs
Terminal Size 24 Hectares
Berth 3 berths
Alongside Draught 12 M
Channel Depth 12 M
LOA of vessel 305m
Permissible BEAM 43.5 m
Reefer plugs 550
Railway siding 6 lines


EQUIPMENT AT PRESENT TERMINAL BERTHS 5,6 & 7

Ship to shore cranes 6 Nos
Type / Manufacturer Rail Mounted Quay Crane Noell (Post Panamax)
List capacity under spreader 40 MT
List capacity under hook 55 MT
Outreach 44 M
Back Reach 15 M
Spreader height above crane rail 34 M
Rail Span 27 M


YARD EQUIPMENT AT PRESENT TERMINAL BERTHS 5,6 & 7

Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane 21 Nos (1 over 5 high containers)
Reach Stacker 8
Empty handler 3
Fork lifter 1
Cherry Picker 1
Mechanic Sweeper 1
6 MEV Dual Imaging Scanner 1

SHIPPING LINES AT DP WORLD KARACHI (QICT)

Maersk Line , Mediterranean Shipping Co , CMA-CGM Group ,American President Line, Safmarine, Hanjin Shipping , Hapag Lloyd , United Arab Shipping Co , Orient Overseas Container Line , Nippon Yusen Kaisa , CSAV Norasia, National Shipping Co of Saudi Arabia, Hyundai Merchant Marine , Emirates Shipping line , Wec Line, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Australian National Line and many other NVOCC operators.

NLC OFF DOCK (QICT OWNED AND OPERATED)

Karachi based consignee & shippers

There are specific markets in Karachi city that prefer their cargo to be handled in Karachi city/ KPT. They are:-

Second hand clothing (Rags)
Non hazardous chemicals
Waste paper / paper.
Tin plates.
Second hand computers.

We move these customers' cargo to our own off dock at Karachi Mai Kolachi road - (2 kms from KPT). This facility is operated by QICT and its handling charges are same as KICT/PICT at KPT. QICT moves containers to this facility in Bond and consignee clears customs at this facility.

Similarly, some of the shippers prefer to handle their cargo at KPT due to close proximity to their factories /warehouses. We provide same facility to the shippers at NLCCT, they can deliver their export CFS or CY cargo to QICT off dock, clear customs and QICT moves this cargo in bond to QICT.

QICT - TERMINAL 2 AND ITS EQUIPMENT BERTHS 8 & 9

QICT signed a concession agreement with PQA for developing the Second Container Terminal. The estimated cost of this project is about US$ 350 million.

Additional berth of 615 meters along with back-up yard is part of Phase 1 of the second terminal. Civil works pertaining the berth have been completed and back up yard are in advance stages of completion.

3 Brand new Super Post Panamax Gantry Cranes arrived on 12.08.2010 and 6 brand new RTGs arrived on 23.09.2010 and have been commissioned. These twin lift cranes have a boom of 55 meters to handle vessels having a beam of 50 meters. These cranes are twin lift (2 20 containers in tandem).

We have started handling vessels at the new terminal on trial basis since 14th November 2010 and to date have handled more than 30 vessels with an average move per crane of 25 and above per hour. Presently windows at the new berths are available for new clients.

By 2nd qtr 2011, we expect that vessel permissible draft will increase to 13.0 meter for berthing and sailing at any state of tide. This berth and terminal back up area will add 350,000 Teu capacities to the QICT current capacity of 850,000 Total capacity of 1.2 million Teu.

QICT - ICD AT PREM NAGAR:

QICT has signed an agreement with Pakistan Railway (PR) for developing ICD at Prem Nagar Railway Station. PR has acquired 100 acres of land for developing 2 ICDs (1 QICT and 1 PMS), rail loading/un-loading area and access road/bridge (without level crossing).

It is intended to operate first train from Prem Nagar by end Jan 2011.

We would start handling non bonded cargo from end Jan 2011 and bonded cargo by Feb 2011.

QICT ICD is split in two areas - one for bonded container and the other for non-bonded containers. The reason for these two separate yards within one area is to carry both sorts of containers. The yard will also have sheds to handle CFS cargoes.

Initially the yard will be operated with the assistance of brand new Reach Stackers and it is planned to put RMGC once the volumes grow.

Expect to run 2 trains per day with a travel time of 48 hours one way from Karachi to Lahore and vice versa.

INTEGRATED CONTAINER/CARGO CONTROL (IC3) PROGRAM:

QICT is operating the IC3 program since May 2008 which is part of the Safe Freight Initiative. The US Customs and Border Protection have provided 2 Scanners (one in 2008 and second in 2009) while the land/civil improvements is done by Pakistan Customs, QICT is providing all other facilities including handling of containers etc.

This facility is split in two portions - one as National Block and other as US Block. The National block is for local customs formalities while US block is for Radio active checks/Scanning and reporting to target office.

The primary benefit is that once the container is scanned at this facility the same will not be subject to further scanning at any transit/US port. This not only assists in saving time but also there are no scanning charges.

Pakistan Customs have issued a notification whereby all US exports handled at QICT will be subject to scanning. KICT & PICT tried to have a similar facility at Karachi port but due to low volumes, this was declined by the US authorities in March 2010. Only facility to scan US bound cargo free of cost to shipper is at port Qasim.