Hutchison Ports Pakistan is the country’s first deep-water container terminal, designed to accommodate super post panamax ships. The port is situated at the Keamari Groyne basin and provides the most convenient access to large vessels entering Karachi.
The US$1.4 billion terminal operates as a partnership between Hutchison Ports Pakistan, a member of the Hutchison Ports network, and Karachi Port Trust.
Hutchison Ports has invested US$600 million to develop the terminal and install the latest technology, whereas Karachi Port Trust has invested over US$350 million on reclamation work and dredging.
Hutchison Ports Pakistan also works with Pakistan Customs to improve clearance systems and procedures and enable easier and faster cargo clearance for end users.
With this high-tech, deep-water facility at Karachi Port, Pakistan has the basis to compete with global peers as a modern trading economy.
Hutchison Ports is the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. It is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator has interests in 52 ports comprising 290 operational berths in 27 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centers, rail services and ship repair facilities. The group handled a combined annual throughput of 86.0 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2019.
Total Quay Length
1,500 meters divided into 4 berths of 375 meters each.
Total Yard Area
Approximately 85 hectares.
Provision to Deepen
Hutchison Ports Pakistan offers a quayside depth of 16 meters to meet the growing shipping needs of Pakistan. Depending on commercial requirements, this may be deepened to 18 meters in the future.
The concession was awarded on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis by the Karachi Port Trust for a period of 25 years, extendable for another 25 years, depending on mutually agreed terms and conditions.