Freight Connection Pakistan becomes part of the first pilot trade cargo commercial activity from Gwadar port under (CPEC) China Pakistan Economic Corridor “One Belt One Road”
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 Gwadar port on 12th November via Western route. Another convoy of 66 containers from Lahore (Pakistan) arrived at Gwadar port via eastern route. The Chinese origin containers were loaded on Chinese vessel name Cosco Wellington and Pakistan origin containers were loaded on Pakistani vessel name Al Hussein. The containers were loaded on the ships destiny for the Middle East and Africa from Gwadar port.
Vessel Al Hussein was chartered by Freight Connection Pakistan (Private) Limited to load the containers at Gwadar 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 warmer Arabian Sea at Gwadar. The overall cost of CPEC project worth 46 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 Gwadar Port. It is a milestone for FCPPL being a part of Gwadar’s first mega trade convoy.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, along with the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, inaugurated the ceremony. Prestigious delegates attended the ceremony from China and many other foreign country ambassadors, foreign dignitaries, cabinet ministers and senior Pakistan army officials.