Issue Brief on “CPEC: Gwadar Port Becomes Operational for Container Vessels”


The Gwadar Port is now operational for handling commercial shipping. On March 7, 2018 China’s state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company, China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) dispatched the first ever commercial shipment from Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar to UAE, marking the start of a new era of global trade for Pakistan.[1] The shipment carrying containers of seafood left for Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port.

According to the details, a commercial cargo ship will leave for different countries from Gwadar every week, allowing the traders from Pakistan and Central Asia to sell their products across the globe. The service has been designed in a manner to ensure to and fro movement of goods between Gwadar and any country.

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