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NLC At A Glance

NLC since InceptionThe genesis of National Logistics Cell (NLC) can be traced back to the massive congestion at Karachi Port in 1978 that virtually clogged the entire national logistics cycle. The crisis not only led to severe shortage of essential commodities in many parts of the country but Pakistan was also forced to pay millions of dollars in demurrages. To restore normalcy, the Government decided to set up a dedicated organization to deal with the crisis at hand and avert its recurrence in future. The compelling circumstances thus gave birth to an organization that was destined to play a major role in the national development. The Govt named the organization as National Logistics Cell (NLC). Since its inception four decades ago, NLC has made remarkable institutional development and has evolved into Pakistan’s premier logistics organization performing multifaceted roles and significantly contributing to the growth of national economy.

Timeline of Development of NLC

1978 – Raising of NLC having two major setups i,e Freight Service & NLC Engineers
1980 – Self sustenance status achieved
1982 – NLC Polymers established
1983 – Management Information System introduced
1985 – Port Coordination Committee placed under NLC
1993 – Dry Ports section was established
1999 – O &M Tolling started
2003 – NLC Driving School established
2004 – Dry Port given status of Independent Strategic Business Unit (SBU)
2005 – Tasked by Government to set up Border Terminals 2006 – Applied Technologies Institute (ATIN) was raised at Mandra
2007 – Projects in KSA & Qatar were undertaken 2009 – NLC Freight Train (NEFT) pilot project launched
2014 – NLC & Pakistan Railways signed locomotive lease agreement
2016 – Pak NLC Motors was Introduced – Department for Real Estate Development was raised
2017 – NLC Trucking and Bus Service Introduced


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