Turkish ship maker Sanmar Shipyards wins two contracts worth $33.46m in Pakistan

Sanmar, Turkey’s leading tugboat manufacturer, will build four ASD tugboats (LNG compatible) and two pilot boats following an agreement with Pakistan’s Port Qasim Authority, Anadolu news agency reports.
The company, the agency notes, citing a statement from Pakistan’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs delivered the vessels within 12 months. The deal was signed in Islamabad, at the Maritime Ministry’s office.
Also in attendance, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi invited Sanmar to build a shipyard in Pakistan, share their expertise, transfer their technology and benefit from the local skilled workforce and low wages in Pakistan, the statement also noted.
Based in Istanbul, Sanmar is Turkey’s oldest tugboat company in the private sector, its website says. The company operates tugboats and provides pilotage services as well as builds tugs and workboats.

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