KARACHI PORT TRUST
Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is a Pakistan federal government agency that oversees the operations of Karachi Port. Karachi Port is now handling over 11.74 million tons of liquid cargo and 25.45 million tons of dry cargo, including 1,213,744 TEUs which constitute about 60% of import/ export of the country.
CUSTOM HOUSE KARACHI
Since independence Custom House Karachi is located on Eduljee Dinshaw Road, Karachi adjacent to the Karachi Port Trust Building Accordingly in the year 1979, a piece of land measuring 2,30.260 sq feet was procured form Karachi Port Trust. Foundation stone of the new building was placed by then President of Pakistan General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq on 07.03.1979. It took 8 years to complete the 12 storied prestigious building and the new building was inaugurated on 08.05.1987 by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Khan Junejo. The newly constructed building has 12 floors having covered area of 1,60,140 sq feet. At present almost 1500 staff members are using this building and a lot of people from various trade communities also visit the Custom House, Karachi for their routine day to day work.
Gwadar is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the western province of Balochistan. It is about 533 km from Karachi and 120 km from the Iranian border. Gwadar Port is located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, just outside the Straits of Hormuz, near the key shipping routes in and out of the Persian Gulf.
CONTAINER TERMINALS IN KARACHI PORTS
PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL (PICT)
PICT is a modern container terminal operating at berths 6—9, East Wharf, Karachi Port. It is the most Modern & Deepest berth in Pakistan with a planned depth of 13.5 mtrs. PICT is the only terminal to have onsite Rail link to up country and the Arrival / Departure is round the clock.
KARACHI INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL (KICT)
Karachi International Container Terminal handles 80 percent of the Pakistan’s international trade. KICT commenced operations in November 1998 and is Pakistan’s leading container terminal operator. Karachi International Container Terminal is on the Ghulam Ali Allana Road in West Wharf at Port of Karachi.
PORT QASIM AUTHORITY (PQA)
PQA currently caters for more than 40% of seaborne trade requirements of Pakistan. The port is accessible through a 45 km long channel marked by channel buoys up to 11 meter draught vessels. The navigational channel is equipped with a Light House, channel markers, shore beacons and leading lights for safe navigation of 75000 dwt class vessels. The port has excellent multi-modal connections with rail/road network.
QASIM INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL (QICT)
Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) was constituted on July 5, 1994 specifically to tender for the construction and operation of what would be Pakistan’s first Dedicated International Container Terminal, to be built at Port Muhammad Bin Qasim on a build/own/operate basis.