An oil tanker carrying the second shipment of Russian crude reached at the Karachi port on Tuesday.

The vessel, “Clyde Noble”, is carrying 55,000 metric tonnes of crude oil and the process to unload the shipment will start as soon as the birthing plan is finalized.

The vessel is currently docked at the outer lounge which comes in the jurisdiction of the Karachi Port Trust.

Pakistan received its first cargo of Russian crude oil on June 12 when a tanker carrying 45,000 tonnes of crude oil docked at the Karachi port.

The government had placed the first order of 100,000 tonnes of Russian crude oil in April this year after months-long parleys between the two countries over the terms and conditions of the deal.

Under this deal, Russia sent the first oil tanker carrying 100,000 metric tonnes of crude, which arrived at the Omani port early this month. However, the authorities decided that it would be transported to Pakistan through smaller ships as the Pakistani port could not accommodate heavy ships carrying more than 50,000 tonnes of oil cargo.

It is worth noting that the vessel, which was loaded with Ural crude on April 21 at a Russian port, was delayed for 10 days due to technical reasons.



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