Thursday, 31 January 2008
Had a day trip to Port Qassim. Reason being to look at a damaged jetty. PQ is about 45 minutes east of Karachi and is set in the delta. Have just been to Keti Bandar only a week ago and this seems a similar trip. Difference is it has deep water hence the very successful port development. It handles about 35% of Pakistan sea imports. So impressive yes. Its got a lot of jetties and quays all spread out. We looked at a coal and steel unloading jetty then had a quick boat trip to view a couple of other jetties. Both in use. Good dayout from the office.