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:
- With the expansion of the port, the annual tonnage accepted by each container terminal will rise from 300,000 TEUs to 400,000 TEUs.
- The port is becoming increasingly concerned with environmental issues involving the nearby mangrove forests, and is looking for ways to mediate the damage the port has caused and to minimize it in the future.
- Besides just having a container ship terminal, each wharf also has several other amenities including a ship repair facility, shipyard, naval dockyard, the Karachi Naval Base,and the Kiamari Boat Club.
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