Karachi Port

KARACHI PORT

24° 49’ N 066° 59’ E



Karachi Port Location Map

The Karachi is the oldest and busiest natural port of Pakistan, it lies on a strategic point along the 600 miles long coastline stretching from borders with Iran on the west, and India on the east.

Being ideally located has well-developed connections with Afghanistan, Central Asia , Western China so well deserves the sobriquet ’Gateways to the region’. Karachi port has consistently maximized this potential with enlightened policies. Managed & operated by the Karachi Port Trust (KPT), handles nearly 60% of the Pakistani trade, the main harbor served by East & West wharves, with 2 dedicated container terminals, namely PICT & KICT, and just outside the main harbor a newly built independent deeper draft container terminal, the SAPT handling CVs, all of these 3 terminals are well equipped with most modern fixed gantries & mobile RTGs and other necessary container handling gear, equipment. Beside the 3 main container terminals the Keamari Oil terminal of Karachi port is served by 3 dedicated Oil Piers (OP-1, 2 and 3) for handling all kinds of Oil & chemical tankers at berths OP-1 & OP-2, while OP-3 is currently non-operational for extensive repairs.

Other than the above dedicated container and oil terminals, Karachi port also handles bulk, bagged, break bulk, steel, and other general cargoes at it’s 21 dry berths with different permissible drafts at the East & West wharves of harbor, where it is also caters the Naval ships and crafts.

The Karachi port annually handles national imports and exports of some 55 million tons general, dry bulk, and oil commodities, in addition to about 2.25 million TEUs. A total of over 2,000 ships called at during 2017-18 .Though Karachi is a tidal port where port movements (In & Out) are subject to suitable tide, but there is no restriction for berthing and sailing during the night.

The port is also equipped with reliable infrastructure for goods in-transit and connected with rail and road services for handling, storage and clearance of cargo 24x7 PWWD.

 

Facilitation of Trade at the Karachi Port can be Broadly Categorized as Follows

  • Discharging and Loading of project, boxed, bulk cargoes
  • Bunkering and Supplies
  • Ship repair and maintenance
  • Surveys & Inspection
  • Security and Safety

 

Vessel Handling Berths & Terminals at Karachi Port

  • 21 Dedicated berths for dry general & bulk cargoes
  • 03 Dedicated container terminals for boxed cargoes
  • 03 Dedicated oil piers for handling liquid cargoes
  • 06 Fixed moorings within break water


Port Parameters

Berth & Terminals

Permissable Draught (M)

LOA (M)

Beam (M) Extreme

Oil Pier -I

13 Import , 13 Export Max DWT 75000 tons

259

44

 Oil Pier -II

13 Import , 12.5 Export Max DWT 75000 tons 

 259

44

Oil Pier -III

12.5 Import, 12.25 Export Max DWT 75000 tons

259

44

Berth 1,2,3

10.67

No restriction

No restriction

Berth 4,5

10.75

 186

No restriction

 Berth 6 - 9 PICT

13

 305

No restriction

 Berth 10,11,12

13

 250

 No restriction 

Berth 13,14

13

250

 No restriction 

 Berth 15,17

10.5

 250

 No restriction 

 Berth 18,19

9.5

 170

 No restriction 

 Berth 20,21

9.5

 200

 No restriction 

 Berth 22,23

7.5

 150

 No restriction 

 Berth 24,25

10

200

 No restriction 

 KICT Berth 26 - 30

13

 305

 No restriction 

 SAPT Berth 1,2,3,4

16

400

 No restriction 

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