We feel pleasure and pride in announcing the start of Container Terminal under the name and style Asian Container Zone as Managers & Operators.
Asian Container Zone combines decades of stevedoring and terminal operations experience of containers, break bulk, heavy lift and automotive cargoes to provide personalized solution to efficiently process your shipment faster and safer through Qasim Port and Karachi Port.
It is a well established fact that rapid development in the container utilization in cargo movement globally has increased the demand of an off dock CFS/ container terminals all over the world. Basically there are two types of terminals / yards, in port and Off Dock. It also understandable that as ports can not curtail their expanses, they are always cost wise higher than those of off dock terminals who can minimize and control their expenses.
The location of the off dock yard plays a vital and key-role in the success of off dock yard. The excessive growth of container movement has increased the demand off dock container terminals.
There are two container freight stations around Karachi beside 2/3 irregular operators, who collect cargo, stuff it and arrange its examination in the port before the ship arrives and than load it on the vessel. There are very strong indications of further freight stations requirement in the city as well as in cities from where cargo is originated.
The setting up of a CFS in itself is a system the location, volume of cargo, area required, development of slots, construction of sheds, security system, and process of documentation, transport and type of equipment required. Many changes have occurred in the technology of cargo handling and the key principal has been to prepare a flexible plan so that it can adjust with the changing demands and economical requirements.
The Off Dock freight station has to be close to the port simply because of their close association with the working of the ship or with land side interchange. Off Dock CFS can work quite efficiently and economically at modest distance from the port, there is at least a theoretical saving having an Off Dock CFS within very close vicinity of the port , purely in reduction of fare of tractors, trailers and/or road vehicles, as compared with the terminals located in the distance corners of the city involving large haulage and traffic jams.
Asian Container Zone facilities are located just a mile away from the entrance to the Port Qasim and 35miles away from Karachi Port. So we can deliver containers alongside ships or place them as per requirement of terminal operators at the port in time to catch the ship schedule. It can meet the requirement of ship-shore interface and has sufficient container park and land side interface and will have ancillary facilities.
The facility has been ideally designed for future to form an integrated transport system and the chain has been designed as a part of large transport system i.e. from manufacturer to consolidation point as LCL or FCL. Once we get consensus of shipping line our market will result in cost effective for end users.
A brief out line of ACZ is as under: