Ferry service from Karachi to Gwadar and Chabahar from next year
The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is planning to launch a ferry service from Karachi to Gwadar and Chabahar (Iran) ports from January next year.
The two-way fare between Karachi and Gwadar is likely to be under Rs 10,000. Passengers will be allowed to carry 100kg luggage.
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The one-way journey to Gwadar may take over 12 hours. The ferry can carry about 400 passengers.
PNSC is aiming to develop passenger packages for overnight stay at PC Gwadar as well.
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For ferry service to Chabahar, which is next on the cards, Iranian visa will be part of the package by PNSC. The fare to Chabahar is still being determined.
In Karachi, the PNSC is launching a ferry service from Marina Club, DHA Phase 8, to Port Qasim soon for daily commuters looking to avoid Shahra-e-Faisal traffic.
Several earlier attempts to launch ferry service were delayed in spite of official announcements in early 2016.
In 2006, a ferry service linking Karachi with Dubai was launched but had to be suspended because of passenger disappeared after arrival in Dubai.
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