ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Maritime has submitted a report in Senate that during the last five years, 99 ships loaded with cargo from seven different countries were anchored at Gwadar Port. The weight of shipments at port is 1.439 million tons.
Aaccording to report, seven countries including Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Kuwait, Egypt, Russia and Ukraine are using Gwadar Port from the last five years.
During this period eight ships from Australia unloaded 1,16,345.27 tons, eleven ships from Saudi Arabia unloaded 1,59,974.78 tons, 42 ships from China unloaded 6,10,812.80 tons, 11 ships from Kuwait unloaded 1,59,974.78 tons, 12 ships from Egypt unloaded 1,74,517.94 tons, eight ships from Russia unloaded 1,16,345.27 tons and seven 7 ships from Ukraine were unloaded 1,01,802.265 tons cargo.
Ministry of Maritime also expected that this volume may be doubled in next three years because many countries from Africa are also interested in using Gwadar port to trade with China and Central Asian Countries, while United Arab Emirates (UAE) has also started the container service between Gwadar and Dubai port. It is important to mention here that before starting the container service, it was usually considered that Dubai Port is revival of Gwadar Port.