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Buoyant Cruise: All set for Karachi-Dubai Speedy Boat Service

Buoyant Cruise: All set for Karachi-Dubai Speedy Boat Service

ISLAMABAD: The preparations have been completed for launching speedy boat service between Karachi and Dubai to increase Pakistani exports.
The main objective of speedy boat service was to export perishable edible items, fruits, vegetables, meat and others to Dubai on cheaper rates, almost half than air service.
A speedy boat equipped with air conditioned container will cruise at the speed of 45 nautical miles per hour, almost three times more than a ship and cover distance between Karachi and Dubai in 24 to 28 hours.
The final decision in this regard is likely to be made in a high level meeting scheduled to be held on Monday between Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping and Chairman Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC).
The sources told Customs Today that Ministry of Ports and Shipping had taken all the stakeholders including ‘All Pakistani Fruit & Vegetable Exporters’, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) and ‘All Pakistan Meat Exporters & Processor Association (APMEPA), on board regarding speedy boat service.
The sources said that Pakistani exporters had welcomed Ministry’s decision and hoped record increase in exports to Dubai, because the exporters would make handful profit due to decreased cost of transportation of their products.
The sources further revealed that plan had been devised and after final decision on Monday, implementation phase will start and hopefully the service would be inaugurated in next one month.