The Karachi area, which is the Indus (river) delta, has a natural potential for the construction of ports and ports have been in use in the area since ancient times.
Port Website: kpt.gov.pk
The port comprises a deep natural harbour with an 11-km long approach channel which provides safe navigation for vessels up to 75,000 DWT.
In 2006 the port shiped over 25 million tons of cargo which is more than half the cargo in and out of Pakistan. The port of Karachi is also an important base for fishing ships.
In 2007 Port Qasim is handling around 17 million tons of cargo, making it the second busiest port of Pakistan.
The port is at a distance of 35 kilometres east of Karachi city centre and was constructed in the late 1970s to relief the congestion at the Port of Karachi.
It is located in an old channel of the Indus River.
from Karachi by ship to:
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