“Largest Seven Ports in Pakistan”

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Pakistan, a country in South Asia with a 1,046-kilometer coastline that runs along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. It shares a border with India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China, sea border with Oman. The country’s coastal region is home to several large and minor ports.

Karachi Port, Muhammad Bin Qasim Port, and Gwadar Port are Pakistan’s most important ports.

In this article, we will look at seven important ports in Pakistan.

Gwadar Port
Gwadar Port
Gwadar Port Authority CPEC, Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan

Gwadar Port Authority is in charge of the Gwadar Port, a large port on the Arabian Sea. It is a deep-sea port and operated since 2016.

  • TEU: 30,000,000 (2018)
  • Significant role in Pakistan-Afghanistan economic shipment (CPEC)
  • A most critical hub in the projected China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  • Commercial port is proficient in holding conventional and container cargoes
  • Possess a floating LNG facility
Port of Karachi
Port of Karachi
Karachi Port، Napier Mole Rd, East Wharf, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan

Port of Karachi is among the largest and the busiest deep-water seaports in South Asia, capable of handling approximately 60% of the country’s cargo. It is situated in the central commercial district and some industrial areas.

  • TEU: 1,563,000
  • Country’s most significant port with 4,903 meters of quay wall length
  • Possess three liquid cargos holding berths, 30 dry cargo, and two container terminals
  • Major imports: refined petroleum products, fertilizers, edible oils, crude oil, etc.
  • Main exports: handcrafts, rice, textiles, raw cotton, and cement
  • Annually handled 65,250,000 metric tons of cargo
Port Muhammad Bin Qasim
Port Muhammad Bin Qasim
Port Qasim Bin Qasim Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

The Port Muhammad Bin Qasim is Pakistan’s second-largest port and belongs to the world’s top 150 ports. It is a deep-sea port built in the Sindh Province’s artificial harbor.

  • TEU: 700,000 container volume
  • Handles approx. 35% of all maritime trade over Pakistan
  • Holds extensive general cargoes
  • Provide single berth only for bulk iron ore
  • Principal exports: steel products, coke, clinker, and rice
  • Top imports: iron ore, coal, fertilizers, edible oil, and many more
  • Managed around 16,600,000 tons of cargo tonnage
Keti Bander Port
Keti Bander Port
Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan

Keti Bander Port is one of the oldest ports of Pakistan and a small harbor that assists its local economy.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Port’s primary function is a fishing harbor for Thatta and Mansura district.
  • Transporting fish from port to larger ports for exporting and repackage
  • Main activities – fishing
Port of Ormara
Port of Ormara
Gwadar District , Balochistan Province, Pakistan

Port of Ormara lies on the Makran Coast in Pakistan. It is a leading harbor located in the middle of the Krachi and Gwadar port.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Primarily deals in fishing and transports fresh products for export and repackaging.
  •  Connect more comprehensive National Highway system letting cargoes and goods be conveyed over Ormara.
  • An essential port since Alexander the Great and offers access to and control of the Indus region.
Port of Pasni
Port of Pasni
Pasni , Balochistan Pakistan

The Port of Pasni is a mid-sized seaport. This port is also a fishing harbor and a maritime base on the Makran Coast.

  • TEU: N/A
  • A principal source of income for the nearby localities is fishing
  • Port handles – shipments food and products for the inhabitants from the Pakistani port
  • Modern fishing harbor with modern facilities processes and packed products for export
  • The government of Balochistan Port Authority (BPA) operates the port
Port of Lahore
Port of Lahore
Prem Nagar, Punjab, Pakistan

Port of Lahore is Pakistan’s first dry port. Coordinates: 31°12’41″N/74°9’33″E.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Pakistan Railways builds and manages the port
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