Pakistan – Qasim
Located in an old channel of the Indus River, 35km east of Karachi city centre, Port Qasim was developed in the late 1970s close to the Pakistan Steel Mills complex to relieve congestion at Karachi Port. The port is within close proximity to the major shipping routes.
DP World Karachi is Pakistan’s first dedicated international container terminal. Built at Port Qasim, the location of the terminal outside city boundaries provides quicker intermodal connectivity and reduces the requirement for containers to be transported through the city for upcountry destinations. Industries located within the port area have the added advantage of savings on transportation and other costs in exporting/importing their raw materials. DP World Karachi is ideally located to provide transshipment facilities to major shipping lines and customers and is a convenient hub port to cover the Gulf area and Pakistan’s coastal ports.
In addition to the current facility, DP World is investing in a new container terminal in Port Qasim. This project, the largest ever investment in the port sector in Pakistan, will be developed by reclaiming an area of 25ha and will be completed in three phases.
Junaid Zamir, Chief Executive Officer