Port Qasim

MUHAMMAD BIN QASIM PORT

24° 46’ N 067° 21’E



Port Qasim Location Map

Port Qasim is the 2nd major & industrial port of Pakistan, the Port is located in the Indus delta region at a distance of 28 nautical miles to south-east of Karachi. Port Muhammad Bin Qasim is the most eco-friendly port and is geographically situated on the trade route of Arabian Gulf. The port presently caters for more than 40% of seaborne trade requirements of the country, with the distinction of as  the only Pakistani port handling LPG & LNG cargoes, it’s served by 4 dry cargo berths called the marginal wharves, MW 1, 2, 3 & 4 for handling of dry bulk, bulk coal, steel & general cargoes, besides these four dry berths there are many other dedicated terminals for the handling of liquid, dry bulk, bulk coal, clicker, LPG & LNG cargoes. However, night time navigation is restricted at Port Qasim, and only allowed at some terminals subject to conditions and approval.

Port Muhammad Bin Qasim handles annually national imports and exports of some 46 million tons dry general, break bulk plus Liquid & Dry Bulk commodities, with total ship calls of 1,556 in the year 2017 -18

Facilitation of Trade at the Muhammad Bin Qasim Port Broadly Categorized as Follows

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

Vessel Handling Berths & Terminals at Port Muhammad Bin Qasim.

  • 02 berths dedicated for Break-bulk & general cargo
  • 02 dedicated container terminals
  • 02 dedicated bulk coal handling terminals
  • 01 dedicated bulk coal & clinker handling terminal
  • 01 dedicated LPG handling terminal
  • 01 dedicated chemical & LPG handling terminal
  • 01 dedicated Petroleum handling terminal
  • 01 dedicated edible oil handling terminal
  • 01 dedicated bulk grain handling terminal
  • 01 Iron ore handing terminal (out of service)
  • 02 dedicated LNG handling terminal

 

Port Parameters

Berth/Terminal

Permissible Draught (M)

LOA (M)

Beam (M) extreme

LCT

10.00

210.00

33.00

MW Berth No.1

10.00

225.00

33.00

MW Berth No.2

10.50

225.00

33.00

MW Berth No.3 

10.00

225.00

33.00

MW Berth No.4

10.00

225.00

33.00

QICT - 1

12.0

up to 310.00

48.0

QICT - 1

12.0

More than 310 and up to 340

46.5

QICT - 2

13.00

up to 310

48.0

QICT - 2

13.00

more than 310 and up to 340.00

46.5

FAP Grain & Fertilizer

13.00

Max. DWT 75000 tons

250.00

43.50

EVTL Chemical/LPG

10.50

225.00

40.00

IOCB

12.00  

Max. DWT 75000 tons 

230.00

40.00

FOTCO 

13.00

Max. DWT  75000 tons

245.00

41.50

SSGC / LPG

10.00

163.00

33.00

LNG – 1 & 2

12.00 *

295.00

43.40

PIBT

13.00

230.00

33.00

PQEPC Terminal

12.00

210.00

33.00

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