Port Qasim, Pakistan

Port Overview

The Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, also known as Port Qasim, is a deep-water seaport in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, on the coastline of the Arabian Sea. It is Pakistan’s second busiest port, handling about 35% of the nation’s cargo. Together with Karachi Port, the busiest port of country, both ports handle a total of more than 90% of all external trade of Pakistan.

Around 80% of the Pakistan’s automotive industry is near the port. The port also provides direct waterfront access to two major nearby industrial areas, Export Processing Zone (Landhi) and Korangi Industrial Area. Approximately 60% of country’s export and import is originated from these areas.

With more development projects in the making, the authorities are looking to improve their infrastructure, access and various sewage and water supply throughout the terminal as well as neighbouring industrial areas.

The port is close to hinterland thus saving transport cost for industries located within the region. With time-efficient and cost-effective port services and availability of basic utilities, it is easier to settle in for new businesses. With available transshipment and transit trade facilities with Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics, it is possible to be linked up with more potential customers in the region. The port currently has a full range of facilities to handle general, bagged, bulk, break-bulk, liquid and containerized cargo with back-up facilities.

Vessel operators serving Port Qasim

Currently there are a few carriers with service to Port Qasim. With at least a sailing a week, it is not an issue to find a suitable sailing with available space and equipment. One thing to note is that the requirements for every carrier to load any shipment is different. Do feel free to contact AD&K Logistics for your shipment queries.

More information on Port Qasim:-

Port Qasim Authority

Pakistan Customs Tariff

Ministry of Maritime Affairs

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