NLC launches cargo service to China

By Staff Reporter | Pakistan Observer Jun 26, 2023

National Logistics Cell (NLC) launches regular cargo service for China, connecting Islamabad and Karachi to Kashgar and Shanghai.

In a bid to promote bilateral trade and activate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the National Logistics Cell (NLC) has commenced regular cargo service from Islamabad and Karachi to Kashgar and Shanghai.

The launch of this cargo service will help pave the way for the implementation of the Quadrilateral Transit Trade Agreement between China, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and the International Road Transport (TIR) Convention in the future.

These agreements will establish clear roadmaps for regional trade development, ensuring overall economic progress in the region.

To mark the departure of trucks heading towards China, NLC organized a ceremony at the Silk Route Dry Port in Sost.

After completing the required customs and immigration procedures, the trucks ventured on their journey to Kashgar, eventually entering the border city of China through the Khunjerab Pass.

Upon their return, these trucks will carry imported cargo to various cities across Pakistan, strengthening the two-way nature of the Silk road as historic trade route.

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