KARACHI: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to allot a piece of land for constructing transshipment hub in Karachi, has been signed between Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) and Bahria University.
This was revealed by Chairman PIFFA, Abdul Majeed Paracha while talking to Customs Today.
Paracha confirmed that a 20-acre piece of land near Northern Bypass is to be allotted to PIFFA for establishing transshipment hub as per the MoU signed between Bahria University and PIFFA.
He further said that 5-acre land is to be utilized in the first phase for constructing transshipment hub while other 15-acre would be used in the second phase of construction.
Chairman PIFFA further informed that a meeting with the Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and other authorities was also held in this regard.
Paracha told this scribe that PIFFA will also initiate a 9-month diploma in freight forwarding for the youth in the year 2014, approved by FIATA and it would also award a certificate at the end of the diploma.
“The PIFFA and Bahria University will jointly take initiative in order to conduct diploma and the youth of Karachi and Lahore can avail the facility”, he concluded.