On its maiden call, the container vessel “Crystal St Petersburg” reached Karachi Port in 21 days. The vessel was berthed at KICT. During an event, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Faisal Sabzwari welcomed the vessel at Karachi Port along with Chairman KPT Syedain Raza Zaidi and Consul General of Russia H. E. Andrey Viktorovich Fedorov.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Sabzwari termed the occasion a landmark achievement of the government, which has given the Pakistani trade community to have direct access to Russian markets. He said it would directly open up exports of Pakistani goods to Russia.
Similarly, it will also be beneficial to Russia. It would entail strong business ties with Russia and the Central Asian States.