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HPH set to open second Pakistan terminal in October

Hutchison Port Holdings will open a terminal in Karachi before the end of the year, Reuters is reporting, allowing mega boxships to call at the Pakistani city for the first time. The terminal is HPH’s second in the country and will open five years later than planned, largely due to difficulties in dredging. The new port will position itself as a transhipment hub.

South Asia Pakistan Terminals will have an initial 1.7m teu annual capacity and a depth alongside of 16 m, dramatically increasing the nation’s box handling capacity. It is scheduled to open in the final week of October.

HPH’s first investment in Pakistan, Karachi International Container Terminal, opened in 1998.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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