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KPT handles largest ever container vessel COSCO Belgium

KPT handles largest ever container vessel COSCO Belgium

KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has achieved another milestone while handling a giant container vessel COSCO Belgium at its SAPT terminal in South Wharf of Karachi Port.
According to the details, a largest ever vessel handled for the very first time at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) with length overall (LOA) of 366 meters, highest gross registered tonnage (GRT) of 153,666 metric tonnes and maximum beam of 51.20 meters. None of the Pakistani port has ever handled such a giant vessel in past.
The Hong Kong flag vessel came alongside SAPT-3 berths at 8:10 pm Pakistan time under the personal command and supervision of Deputy Conservator KPT Captain Asif Ahmed Saeed Tauni while adopting all safety measures, informed the KPT officer.
Handling of giant container vessel COSCO Belgium at Karachi Port became reality under the able guidance and dynamic leadership of Chairman KPT Rear Admiral (r) Jamil Akhtar, Hi(M), T.Bt, the Karachi Port Trust officer further said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Karachi Port Trust authority has previously handled vessels of LOA 354.24 meters, 128,929 metric tonnes GRT and 45.6 meters Beam. The Chairman KPT Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar congratulated the entire operations team which participated in this landmark achievement.