On May 11th. 2015, China Overseas Ports Holding Co. (COPHC), the concession holder and operator of Gwadar port, has reached a milestone of commencing the first commercial containerized cargo shipment from Gwadar port as the COSCO vessel MV 'Zi Jing Song' gradually approaching berth No.2 of Gwadar International Terminals. Gwadar port has since ushered in a new stage that the port can handle all export and import cargos, turning a new page in history of Gwadar port.
To commemorate this historical moment, a simple but formal opening ceremony was held at the port and it was attended by Federal Minister Ports and Shipping, Kamran Michael; his Excellency, Mr. Wang Zhihua, Counsellor of Economic and Commercial Section of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Karachi among other business and political notables from federal government, Balochistan province and Gwadar.
From this first containerized shipment on, on average 2 vessels capable of handling both containers and general cargo will be calling at Gwadar port per month in the future. The designated shipping route, Far East-South Asia(Karchi-Gwadar)-Persian Gulf-Far East, will enable us to provide convenient, rapid and real-time service for our customer.
Through innovative, professional and efficient service and dedication to safe operations, Gwadar International Terminals, a subsidiary of COPHC, intends to be the preferred choice of logistics& maritime customers in this region. We are committed to establishing long-term relationship with our customers by catering to their needs, providing top-quality service, ensuring timely and safely delivery of goods.
Kamran Michael, Federal Minister Ports and Shipping is giving a speech at the ceremony
Mr. Wang Zhihua, the newly appointed Counsellor of Economic and Commercial Section of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Karachi, is delivering a eulogy speech at the site.
Seafood containers are being loading on COSCO vessel MV 'Zi Jing Song' at Gwadar port.