On 29th October 2016 the trade convoy of 95 containers departed from Kashgar (Western China) and entered on 30th Oct into Pakistan at Kunjerb pass. The convoy arrived at Gawadar port on 12th November via Western route. Another convoy of 66 containers from Lahore (Pakistan) arrived at Gawadar port via eastern route. The Chinese origin containers were loaded on Chinese vessel name Cosco Wellingtonand Pakistan origin containers were loaded on Pakistani vessel nameAl Hussein. The containers were loaded on the ships destine for Middle East and Africa from Gawadar port.
Vessel Al Hussein was chartered by Freight Connection Pakistan (Private) Limited to load the containers at Gawadar port. The containers were transported from Lahore via Eastern CPEC route.
CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) is a revival of ancient silk route connecting East and West with the shortest land and sea route to the Middle East, Africa, Central Islamic States and Europe;the trade starts from the cold mountainous regions of Himalaya to the warmerArabian Sea at Gawadar. The overall cost of CPEC project worth46 billion US dollars will benefit Pakistan, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East, Africa& Central Asian States.
Freight Connection Pakistan was selected as the company to arrange the ship, containers and transport them for the commencement of trade activity at Gawadar Port. It is a milestone for FCPPL being a part of Gawadarfirst mega trade convoy.
The ceremony was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. The ceremony was attended by prestigious delegates from China and many other foreign country ambassadors, foreign dignitaries, cabinet ministers and senior Pakistan army officials.
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif Inaugurating the Gawadar Port commercial Operation
Mr Kamran Ansari (CEO), Capt. Farrukh Khan (GM) andMr Taimur Niazi (GM terminals) representing Freight Connection Pakistan at the Gawadar Port on the occasion of commencement of Gawadar port commercial opening ceremony.
Vessel Chartered by Freight Connection Pakistan to Load containers for Middle East and Africa from Gawadar Port
Freight Connection Pakistan Representation at Gwadar Port Commercial Operational Ceremony