PNSC adds Mogas Carrier large range vessel to its fleet: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) has added a Mogas Carrier large range (LR-1) vessel to its fleet in a bid to reduce dependency on foreign vessels.

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi made the announcement in a series of tweets on Monday evening.

The ship named Bolan will reduce Pakistan’s dependency on foreign vessels and help save millions of dollars in freight, Mr Zaidi said.

He also congratulated the PSNC chairman and the board members for the successful acquisition.

Another vessel, according to the minister, will be added to the PNSC fleet before the end of summer this year.

“It gives me great pleasure to inform the Pakistani nation that PNSC has added to its fleet a MoGas Carrier LR-1 vessel on March 25, 2019. The ship named Bolan will help reduce the dependency on foreign vessels & save millions of $’s in freight. Another step towards self reliance!,” he wrote.

“I congratulate Chairman, the board & management of PNSC for this successful acquisition. Inshallah another vessel will be added to the PNSC fleet before the end of Summer 2019.”

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