Maersk keen on investing in Pakistan


Danish Ambassador H.E Jakob Linulf and APM Terminals CEO Keith Svendsen met Pakistani officials to discuss port investments and logistics collaboration.

Danish Ambassador H.E Jakob Linulf and Moller-Maersk’s APM Terminals CEO Keith Svendsen recently met in Islamabad with Pakistani Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, Federal Secretary Maritime Dr Iram Khan Anjum, and other officials to discuss collaboration in port and terminal investments.

Svendsen highlighted Maersk’s global position and its 20% market share in containerised import-export activities in Pakistan.

The discussion focused on reducing business costs and upgrading logistics infrastructure, with Maersk proposing substantial investments in port upgrades and logistics solutions.

Furthermore, the delegation expressed readiness to collaborate with the government and support talent development in the maritime sector.

“Svendsen expressed satisfaction with the investment and business-friendly policies of Pakistan,” Radio Pakistan reported. “He showed interest in the first green transhipment terminal in Karachi.”

Moreover, APM Terminals intends to set up logistics storage facilities meeting international standards in Lahore, Tarnool, and Peshawar.

Minister Sheikh welcomed Maersk’s interest and emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships for maritime sector growth, praising the role of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) in facilitating foreign investors.

Both parties are committed to sustainable growth and achieving zero carbon emissions and expressed optimism about the initiatives’ transformative impact on Pakistan’s economy.

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