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Navigation Channel and Channel Aids

PQA CRAFT
No
Tugs
a. ASD Tugs (60 tons BP)
b. Ocean-going tugs (35-40 tons BP)
c. Lighterage Tug

2
3
1
Buoy Tender
1
Pilot Boats
4
VIP Launch
1
Surveillance Boats
3
Survey Launches
2
Work Boat
1
Mooring launches
2
Total
20

 

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Description No Capacity
Cranes
2
32 tons
Cranes
4
24 tons
Cranes
2
8 tons
Forklift Truck
28
 
Tractors/Towing units
10
 
Trailers
28
 
Equipment with CHC
Vigan Plants
2
100 tons/hour
Evacuators
46
30 tons/hour
Evacuators
16
20 tons/hour
Hopper Machines
30
 

 

CONTAINER HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Name of Equipment No.s Capacity
Quay cranes
5
40 tons
Quay cranes
2
35 tons
Rubber Tyred Gantries
16
40 tons
Reach Stackers
6
45 tons
Empty Handlers
3
7 tons
Terminal Tractors (Owned)
16
7GAWR Front 16 T/Rear 72 T
Terminal Tractors ( Hired)
30
 
Trailers
(Hired)
Heavy duty cargo master semi
trailers-RTS    

 

Conservancy

  No.s
Light House
1
Leading Lights
6
Shore Beacons
7
Fairway Buoy
1
Channel markers
2

 

Phitti creek was considered as the best location for development of Port Qasim since a minimum depth of 20 ft. was available at its entrance with a deep water channel and sheltered harbour inside the creek.

With the discovery of this channel, the Government decided to establish a deep-water industrial port and construct the Steel Mill, adjacent the Port