Gwadar port in Pakistan has opened its first LPG Terminal. The new facility was recently officially inaugurated by the Chinese Counsel General in Karachi, Li Bijian. Operations began with the arrival of the gas carrier Gas Esco, transporting 3,900 tonnes of LPG on a voyage from Sohar in Oman.
The terminal development project is the result of close cooperation between Al-Qasim LPG Gas and the China Port and Holding Company. “Today a new era of economic development has commenced from Balochistan’s port city Gwadar as international LPG trade starts,” Li said, while addressing the inauguration ceremony. The terminal would, he added, help generate greater economic activity in Gwadar, which would in turn benefit the local population through the creation of more jobs.