Gawadar Port


25° 08’ N 062° 19’ E

Gwadar Location Map

Gwadar is a newly developed deep water port located at the western most extremity of Pakistani coast on the Arabian sea, just 120 KM east from Iranian border, holding immense potential for expansion and development due it’s geostrategically suitable seaport location in terms of connectivity to the land locked central Asian states (CAS), besides providing direct link to the traditional China Silk Road.

The port is governed by the Gwadar Port Authority (GPA), while operationally managed and controlled by the China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), though currently operational with 3 berths of total quay length of 600 meters, and the available port infrastructure and facilities suitable for handling containerized, project, general, break-bulk, bagged cargoes & also facility for Ro-Ro handling.

The port is approached through a buoyed channel about 4.70 KM long with a dredged depths of 14.40 M at outer channel and 13.80 M in the inner channel & turning basin, the width of outer channel is 206 M, and that of inner channel 155 M, the turning basin has a diameter of 595 M, and depth alongside berths at 14.50 M, with max draft of 12.50 M. Gwadar port will be undergoing an extensive development and expansion programs with multiple projects for the construction of multi-purpose berths & liquid and gas cargo holding terminals with supporting operational infrastructure.

Facilitation of Trade at the Gawadar Port Broadly Categorized as Follows

  • Ship handling
  • Discharging and Loading of cargo
  • Container Handling
  • Storage of cargo
  • Clearance of cargo
  • Security & Safety
  • Surveys & Inspection

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