With its location near the main business district and multiple industrial areas in Pakistan, Port Karachi is an advantageous and important port in the area. Although it handles approximately 60% of Pakistan’s exported and imported cargo, Port Karachi is also important in the greater region as one of South Asia’s largest and busiest deep-water port. The port accepts all types of cargo, including automobiles, high-heavy equipment, and personal effects.
Port Karachi contains a deep natural harbor with a 7 mile long channel for vessels up to 75,000 tons deadweight. The port’s main activity consists of two wharves, which each have a container terminal which handle from 300,000 to 350,000 TEUs annually. In addition, the port is currently expanding to mediate excess congestion of container ships in the area due to several other nearby maritime facilities.
Some notable features for Port Karachi, Pakistan include:
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