First Uzbek export arrives at the Port of Karachi (from left):  Kamal Siddiqui, PICT deputy manager - marketing & commercial; Bilal Shahid, PICT director; Khurram Aziz Khan, PICT chief executive officer; Syed Faisal Subzwari, federal minister for Maritime Affairs; Nadir Mumtaz Warraich, Karachi Port Trust chairman; and Rear Admiral Muhammad Zubair Shafique HI (M), KPT general manager


Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) business unit operating in the Port of Karachi, achieved a landmark by facilitating the first export shipment from Uzbekistan.

The operational milestone highlights the strategic partnership between the two countries, with the recently evolving trade relations further strengthening regional business connectivity and providing a sustainable impetus for global trade.

From Uzbekistan, the shipment was transported by land to the Port of Karachi where it was prepared for export to India. PICT hopes this development would encourage other countries to leverage Pakistan’s trade route, which offers unique geo-strategic benefits especially for other landlocked countries in the region.

“PICT is working closely with the Pakistani Government and trade partners to achieve our shared goal of uplifting the country’s economy.  Handling the first shipment from Uzbekistan positively reflects our efforts to further add value to the services we offer for all cargo handled at the Port of Karachi,” said Khurram Aziz Khan, PICT chief executive officer.

Joining Mr. Khan in the ceremony commemorating the handling of the shipment were Syed Faisal Subzwari, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs; Nadir Mumtaz Warraich, Karachi Port Trust chairman; Bilal Shahid, PICT director; and other PICT senior management.

PICT remains at the forefront of facilitating sustainable initiatives to boost Pakistan’s maritime industry.  As a key terminal operator at the country’s premiere economic hub, PICT continues to expand its role in enhancing regional trade connectivity and fostering global trade ties.


Pakistan International Container Terminal, ICTSI's business unit at the Port of Karachi








Operating Berths 6 to 9 at the East Wharf of the Karachi Port, Pakistan International Container Terminal is the preferred terminal for the Indian subcontinent trade routes. The common-use terminal offers excellent connections to Central Asia, Afghanistan, and the Western China hinterlands.



Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port development, management and operations.  ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects are located in developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Independent with no shipping or consignee-related interests, ICTSI works and transacts transparently with all stakeholders of the supply chain.  ICTSI continues to receive global acclaim for its public-private partnerships, which are focused on sustainable development, and supported by corporate social responsibility initiatives. (



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