Port Qasim is managed by Port Qasim Authority. It is Pakistan's second busiest port, handling about 40% of the nation's cargo (about 25 million tonnes per annum).
It is located in an old channel of the Indus River at a distance of 35 kilometres east of Karachi city centre.
PQA currently caters for more than 40% of seaborne trade requirements of Pakistan. The port is accessible through a 45 km long channel marked by channel buoys up to 11 meter draught vessels. The navigational channel is equipped with a Light House, channel markers, shore beacons and leading lights for safe navigation of 75000 dwt class vessels. The port has excellent multi-modal connections with rail/road network.
Mr. Agha Jan Akhtar
At Port Qasim the value of our strategic geographic location empowers us to be a pivot for growth in Pakistan’s economy. Our efficient infrastructure system positions us to become a regional hub for cross trade to Central Asia, China, Afghanistan, and India. In the ...
All development projects at the port are being undertaken in private sector on BOT basis without costing a penny to PQA. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the tune of US$ 1.22 billion this year through development projects at the port.