Seaport of Karachi
Karachi is a seaport with the code PKKHI. The port is located in Pakistan, and it is one of the largest and busiest ports in South Asia. It is a deep-water seaport which handles almost 60% of the cargo that enters Pakistan. It is capable of handling 25 million tons of cargo a year. The port is situated quite close to the main maritime routes, such as Ormuz. At first, the port was located in the city of Kharak, but due to a strong downpour, it was necessary to move the port to a modern city, such as Karachi. The port has a 11 km approach channel, meaning that navigation is very safe. The port accepts ships with up to 75,000 tons of deadweight tonnage. The port’s activity concentrates around two wharves: East Wharf that has 17 berths for ships, and West Wharf that is equipped with 13 spots for mooring ships. All berths are 11.3 m deep. Both waterfronts run in opposite directions, along the upper harbor. Each wharf has a container terminal.
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Shipowners supports port Karachi: APL, Cargo-Levant, COMBITAINER, Conti-Asian-Line, Contship, COSCO, Ecu-Line, Evergreen, Hanjin, Hapag Lloyd, Hyundai, IRISL / ECL SERVICE, K-Line, MISC, Norasia, NYK OWL, PNSC, Roco-Carrier, UASC, Yang Ming.