Al-Hamd International Container Terminal (AICT) has become the first inland depot operator in Pakistan to join TradeLens as part of a drive to digitise the country’s maritime and logistics sectors.
AICT, located in Pakistan’s biggest industrial zone, is a well-connected container terminal in Karachi responsible for 70% of off-dock trade taking place through the Port.
Customers moving import and export cargo through AICT will be able to make full use of the solutions provided on the TradeLens platform such as Electronic Bill of Lading (eBL) and other products that offer “true end-to-end visibility in addition to digital documentation”.
Ahsan Sarwar, Executive Director, AICT, said, “Our motto at AICT is ‘Logistics through innovation, dedication, and technology.
“Joining TradeLens is a step in the right direction for us in moving closer to our vision of leading the digital change in Pakistan’s logistics ecosystem”.
Thomas Sproat, Head of Network Development, GTD Solution Inc, also commented, “With the TradeLens platform, we are providing transit visibility across permissioned stakeholders through the journey of the cargo from origin to destination as well as safe and secure digital documentation.
“AICT has taken the first step and as more carriers, ports, customs authorities, shippers, and other logistics partners join this journey, we will be able to strengthen digitization and transform the way we do logistics globally.”
Aruna Hussain, Managing Director, Maersk Pakistan, described AICT joining TradeLens as a “great development towards digitising logistics in Pakistan”.
“TradeLens can play a game changing role for the country and has the potential to be an integral part of Pakistan Single Window project.
“We look forward to more stakeholder in other parts of the supply chain to join the network and together work towards digitized future of Pakistan’s logistics.”