A ship “MV Global Brave” carrying 52,000 tons of urea, arrived Gwadar port on Saturday. This urea consignment has been imported by Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) for domestic consumption to avoid nay shortage of commodity during up coming crop season. 

“First urea consignment of 52,010 tons reached Gwadar port on Saturday morning and discharging of commodity has also started”, TCP official confirmed. He aid that another shipment of 30,000 tons from China is expected to arrive on next Tuesday. Distribution, transportation and bagging of imported urea will be handled by M/s National Fertiliser Marketing Limited (NFML) to ensure timely availability of urea in the local market. Following the directives of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet TCP is engaged to import urea on urgent basis aimed to ensure sufficient urea supply during upcoming crop season. Overall, state-owned grain trader has finalised deals for the import of 0.3 million tons of urea to avoid any shortage in the domestic market. 

Copyright Business Recorder, 2013

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