Port Qasim Authority, Bin Qasim, Karachi
Port Qasim was established through an Act of parliament on 29th June 1973. It is in Karachi’s Phitti creek of the Indus delta region. The port started operation in 1980 with a dedicated Iron Ore Coal Berth for the bulk handling of imports of raw materials for Pakistan Steel Mill. Port Qasim is well connected to the hinterland through all modes of transportation. It connects directly to the national highway, motorway network leading to Afghanistan, CARs, and the CPEC Routes. Port operations run 24/7.
Gwadar Port Authority, Gwadar
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. Against this background, it was deemed timely to construct and inaugurate a third deep-sea port for Pakistan so as to ensure that national development is not hampered by a lack of national port capacity in the future. Given the expected rapid growth in demand for port capacity, it is likewise important to continue expanding the capacity of Gwadar port over the coming decades.
Karachi Port Trust, Karachi
Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is a federally administered public sector organization that oversees the operations of Karachi Port. It is responsible to the Ministry of Maritime Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan but exists and operates as a Trust working under a Board of Trustees legally separate from the Federal Government.
Jinnah Naval Base, Ormara
Jinnah Naval Base is situated about 240 km west (149 miles) of Karachi at Ormara in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. By land, via the Makran Coastal Highway, it is 350 km (217.48 miles) from Karachi and 285 km from Gwadar. The Ministry of Defence approved the proposal of constructing the naval base away from the maritime boundaries of India, and initially awarded the contract to two European countries Belgium and Turkey– with the groundbreaking ceremony taking place on 17 March 1994. In April 2014, Pakistan Navy announced that it is in the process of shifting primary operations and naval assets, including its entire fleet of diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), from Karachi to the Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara.
Other Customers Include:
- Mercantile Marine Department, Karachi.
- China Harbor Engineering Company, Karachi.