Karachi Ports Geographical Location


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Ports Information
Karachi Port / Port Qasim / Gwadar Port…
Karachi Port Geographical Location:

Pakistan has 3 (three) main ports i.e. Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Port Qasim (PQA) and Gwadar Port. Details are as under :-

·         Karachi Port Trust ·         Port Qasim Authority ·         Gwadar Port
Karachi Port due to its geographical and strategic location is known as the gateway to Asia. Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is situated in the city of Karachi and has divided in 2 different wharves i.e. East Wharf and West Wharf. KPT has total 30 Berths along with 3 Oil Pier Berths & 2 Container Terminals i.e. (PICT) Pakistan International Container Terminal at East Wharf &(KICT) Karachi International Container Terminal at West Wharf.Details of Berths
Karachi port has 21 Conventional Berths i.e. Berth No.1-5, 10-17 at East Wharf and Berth No.18-25 at West Wharf. Berth No.6-9 are alloted to PICT and Berth No.26-30 are alloted to KICT.

Berths at East Wharf

Berth Number Draft Remarks
01 to 03 10.67 M Conventional Berth
04 to 05 10.75 M Conventional Berth
06 to 09 13.00 M Alloted to PICT
10 to 15 13.00 M Conventional Berth
16 to 17 10.00 M Conventional Berth

Berths at West Wharf

18 to 21 09.50 M Conventional Berth
22 to 23 09.50 M Conventional Berth
24 to 25 10.00 M Conventional Berth
26 to 30 12.50 M Alloted to KICT

OIL Pier Berths at East Wharf

OP-1 to OP-3 11.90 M 3 OIL PIER Berths

 

  • No restricton for LOA / Beam.
  • Karachi port is gearless port.
  • Night navigation is allowed at Karachi port.
  • Port/Stevedores working in two shifts round the clock including Sunday/Holiday
    with Over Time

 

  • New deep water Container Terminal is going to built by M/S. Hutchison Group
    at Karachi Port and maximum permissible draft will be 18 Meters.

 

Port Parameter
OP-1 MAX LOA 259 M MAX DWT 75.000 TONS Crude Oil & HSD.
CHEM (PRIVATE)
(POL PRODUCTS) MAX BEAM 44 M MAX DISPL 95.000 TONS
MAX DRAFT IMPORT 13 M
MAX DRAFT EXPORT 13 M
OP-2 MAX LOA 259 M MAX DWT 75.000 TONS Chemical, Ethanol, Molasses
(POL PRODUCTS) MAX BEAM 44 M MAX DISPL 95.000 TONS Crude Oil, Palm Oil, HSD &
MAX DRAFT IMPORT 13 M AV GAS.MOGAS.NAPTHA
.HSFO.LSFO.
MAX DRAFT EXPORT 12.5 M
OP-3 MAX LOA 259 M MAX DWT 75.000 TONS Chemical, Ethanol, Molasses
(POL PRODUCTS) MAX BEAM 44 M MAX DISPL 95.000 TONS Crude Oil, Vegetable Oil,
MAX DRAFT IMPORT  12.5 M Naphtha, Base LSFO, HSFO
MAX DRAFT EXPORT  12.25 M AV GAS, MOGAS
BERTH NO. 1,2,3 MAX LOA NR Dedicated coal Berth and General Cargo/ Bulk/ Deep Draft all dirty Cargoes
DB-1      CHEM.ETHANOL.MOLLASSES.
MAX BEAM NR
MAX DRAFT 10.67 M
BERTH NO. 4-5 MAX LOA 186 M Deep Draft/Bulk/General Cargo/Cruise Ships/ Naval Ships
MAX BEAM NR
MAX DRAFT 10.75 M
PICT MAX LOA 305 M Dedicated Container Terminal in Private Sector PICT
BERTH NO. 6-9 MAX BEAM NR w.e.f  01-08-2005.
MAX DRAFT 13 M
BERTH NO. 10,11,12 MAX LOA 250 M Deep Draft/Bulk/General Cargo/ Naval Ships
MAX BEAM NR
MAX DRAFT 13 M
BERTH NO. 13-14 MAX LOA 250 M Deep Draft/Bulk/General Cargo/ Naval Ships
MAX BEAM NR
MAX DRAFT 13 M
BERTH NO. 15-17 MAX LOA 250 M Deep Draft/Bulk/General Cargo/ Naval Ships
MAX BEAM NR
MAX DRAFT 10.5 M
BERTH NO. 18-19 MAX LOA 170 M General + Project cargo, Jute/Break bulk +Geared
MAX BEAM NR Containers
MAX DRAFT 9.5 M
BERTH NO. 20-21 MAX LOA 200 M General + Project cargo, Jute/Break bulk +Geared
MAX BEAM NR Containers
MAX DRAFT 9.5 M
BERTH NO. 22-23 MAX LOA  150 M General , Jute/Break bulk +Geared
MAX BEAM NR Containers
MAX DRAFT 7.5 M
BERTH NO. 24-25 MAX LOA  200 M General + Project cargo, Jute/Break bulk +Geared
MAX BEAM NR Containers, Bulk Cement.
MAX DRAFT 10.0 M
KICT MAX LOA 305 M Dedicated Container Terminal in Private Sector KICT
BERTH NO 26-30 MAX BEAM NR
MAX DRAFT 13 M
SAPT MAX LOA 400 M Dedicated Container Terminal in Private Sector SAPT
SAPT-1,2,3,4 MAX BEAM NR
MAX DRAFT 16 M
OTHER INFORMATION
1) There are no restriction on the beam for the general Cargo vessels when the ships are working with their own gear
2) There are no Rail served Berths on East Wharves.
3) 40 Tons shore crane available at berth No 18
4) Movement at Berth No.18 to 23 restricted to Day light only.
5) Vessel drawing draft of more than the sanctioned depth will not be allowed to enter the Port.
6) The above draught/ dimensions are subject to availability of sufficient tide/weather condition
7)Deep draft vessels are to commence loading/discharging immediately after berthing.
8)Ship on arrival at outer anchorage are to communicate correct draught and other vessels particulars.
9) SAPT: Draft Subject to Weather, 14M in all weather condition, 16M on top of High Water only
10)Vessels above 305(M) LOA will be allowed subject to intimation of ETA 07 days before arrival and prior approval of
Port Authorities.
11) At SAPT, being newly constructed port, vessel will be handled with an additional pilot for safety and to evaluate tide, wind & current till 04 seasons for all in / out bound ship movements.
Port Qasim is 2nd deep sea industrial-cum-commercial port, The Port is situated in Indus delta region at a distance of 28 nautical miles in the south-east of Karachi. PQA is the most eco-friendly port and is geographically located on the trade route of Arabian Gulf. The port currently caters for more than 40% of seaborne trade requirements of the country.Details of Berths:
Port Qasim has 8 berths in which 3 Oil Pier berths for Oil Tankers and Berth # 1 to 4 are conventional berths and from Berth # 5 to 7 are allotted to (QICT) Qasim International Container Terminal.

Draft & Dimensions at Port

Berths/Terminals Draft (M) Beam (M) LOA (M)
Berth No.1 10.00 33.00 185.00
Berth No.2, 3 10.00 33.00 225.00
Berth No.4 10.50 33.00 225.00
FOTCO Oil Terminal 11.00 41.50 245.00
Engro Chemical Terminal 11.00 33.00 225.00
Iron Ore & Coal Berth 11.00 40.00 230.00
PROGAS LPG Terminal 6.00 33.00 163.00
Liquid Cargo Terminal 9.00 33.00 185.00
Berth NO.7 at QICT 12.00 43.50 280.00
Berth No.5,6,7 at QICT 12.00 41.00 305.00
 

  • Night navigation is not allowed at Port Qasim.
  • Port Qasim is tidal pot & vessel Berth/Sail as per tide with assistance of Pilot.
  • Port / Stevedores working in three shifts round the clock including Sunday/ Holiday with Over Time

 

  • For further details about Port Qasim and Terminals at Port Qasim, Please visit following Websites:

 

Gwadar, on the southwestern coast of Pakistan, is well located to serve the burgeoning national economy and is slated to be an important gateway to the Central Asia region. It is connected to the hinterlands in Pakistan and the Central Asia region via a network of roads and highways.

Gwadar Port is strategically situated in the western province of Balochistan, just outside the Straits of Hormuz and near the key shipping routes passing through the Persian Gulf. It is an emerging transhipment hub for the Gulf Region as well as for the Europe and Far East service routes. It is capable of handling both

conventional and containerised cargo, and its 14.5 metres depth alongside is the deepest among all the berths in Pakistan.
Current Port Infrastructure:

  • 3 Multipurpose berths, each 200 Meters long.
  • 1 Service berth, 100 Meter.
  • 4.5 KM long approach channel dredged to 13.5m14.5m
  • Turning basin 500 m dia.
  • Terminal infrastructure, cargo handling equipment, pilot boats, tugs, survey
    vessels etc. Port can handle 50,000 DWT vessels.

For further details please visit Gwadar Port Website:

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