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MV Thorsky’s maiden call at Pakistan International Container Terminal | Photo from ICTSI

Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) welcomed a new service—Far Shipping Gulf Service-1 (FGS-1)—with the recent maiden call of MV Thorsky.

MV Thorsky, a 2,169-TEU vessel with an overall length of 183 meters, is deployed on the  FGS-1 with a voyage route from PICT in Karachi to Mundra, Sohar, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Haad, and then to Khalifa. FGS-1 is operated by Singapore-based carrier Far Shipping Lines Pte. Ltd.

The newly launched service, operating between India, Pakistan and the Gulf Region, will be a large benefit for trade, according to a statement from PICT’s parent company International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI).

Collaborating with FGS-1, PICT looks forward to strengthening corporate ties and handling increased cargo through non-vessel operating common carriers and main line operators, ICTSI said.

“We welcome the FGS-1 at our terminal. This service will further enrich the regional cluster of services at PICT and provide direct connection between PICT and Sohar,” PICT chief executive officer Khurram Khan said.

PICT holds a 21-year concession for the construction, development, operation and management of the common user container terminal at Karachi Port.

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