PNSC is a National flag carrier. It came into existence by a merger of National Shipping Corporation (NSC) and Pakistan Shipping Corporation in 1979 through Pakistan National Shipping Corporation Ordinance No. XX, 1979 [Gazette of Pakistan, extra-ordinary Part I, 29 March 1979], which has the constitutional protection. It is autonomous and managed by the Board of Directors. The Corporation's head office is located in Karachi. The Corporation also has an extensive overseas network of agents looking after its world wide shipping business.
The national flag carrier of Pakistan, trading under the name of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is engaged in transportation of dry bulk and liquid cargoes globally. Our Management offices are located in Karachi, Pakistan and we are listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange since 1980. PNSC is an autonomous corporation, which functions under the overall control of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Government of Pakistan. It manages a fleet of 11 ships, real estate and a repair workshop. Our fleet is a mix of double hull Aframax tankers, LR-1 Product tankers, Panmax bulk carriers, Supramax, Handymax and Handysize bulk carriers, all of modern vintage, having a total carrying capacity of over 831 thousand tonnes of deadweight. We transport all type of cargoes on several geographical routes covering almost entire world. Our Handymax and Handysize dry bulk carriers carry iron and steel products, fertilizers, minerals, forest products, ores, bauxite, alumina, cement and other construction materials. Our Panamax dry bulk carriers carry coal and iron ore for energy and steel production as well as grain for feedstocks. Our vessels contribute to worldwide sea borne trade in a multitude of trade routes and carry wide range of cargoes for a number of traders and chartereres of international repute. Our vessels are being operated by highly qualified and competent professionals. We are focused on maximizing shareholder value by maximizing returns on our investments and it is our endeavour to best serve the interests of stakeholders while at the same time ensuring our vessels adhere to the highest safety and environmental standards.