Master of Business Administration

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)


Muhammad Hanif Ajari

Project Coordinator (Internal)

Dr. Nasir Afghan, Asad Ilyas, Salma Mirza

Project Coordinator (External)

Immad Ali


Marine Group of Companies

Committee Member 1

Muhammad Hanif Ajari, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Project Type

MBA Research Project

Keywords">Marine group of companies, Dry ports, SWOT analysis, Import container volume, Export container volume, Financial feasibility analysis

Abstract / Summary

In order to integrate regional transport networks in Asia, all transport links (including railway, road and waterway) and transport nodes (including seaports, dry ports and intermodal interfaces) need to be fully developed in Pakistan. Amongst these, seaports have developed rapidly and many large seaports have appeared in the region. 19 out of the top 30 container ports in the world are situated in Asia. Trade plays an important role in taking the economy forward; generating new opportunities for business and employment creation. Pakistan's strategic location in South Asia also offers enormous opportunities for it to become a vibrant trading nation However, lack of trade infrastructure in Pakistan has limited the growth of trade to a large extent. Measures and strategies identified to overcome the above limitations and promote trade include development of Dry Ports. As a study project, we have developed this report to assess the feasibility of newly developed dry port in Prem Nagar near Raiwind, Lahore and asses the total market demand for import and export containers volume in Pakistan and predict next five years volumes based on past trends and possible future industrial developments. Qualitative analysis of the firm MICT and its financial analysis based on three possible scenarios i.e. Best, Normal and Worst has made on monthly and yearly basis with detail working in MS Excel model. We also proposed an average 15% annual growth in Dry port container handling and proposed balance sheet for the year 2011. In the end we briefly cover the possible future opportunities and the put some recommendations for the Dry port improvement.

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