Import/Export Statistics at the Port (1997 – 2002)

Description 97-98 98-99 99-2000 2000-02 2001-02
Marginal Wharf
Dry Imports
Wheat 4243 3228 2050 125 256
Sugar 7 0 0 440 0
Other 125 133 476 403 738
4375 3361 2526 968 994
Liquid Imports
Chemicals 97 123 120 124 130
Edible Oil 787 1094 873 1075 1040
Others 24 28 9 6 5
908 1245 1002 1205 1175
Dry Exports
Rice 52 96 108 99 0
Wheat 0 0 0 35 689
Others 49 162 128 85 37
101 258 236 219 726
Liquid Exports
Crude Oil 22 387 335 431 115
Molasses 21 19
222 387 335 452 134
Dry Cargo At 
Marginal Wharf
4476 3619 2762 1187 1720
Liquid Cargo At 
Marginal Wharf
1130 1632 1337 1657 1309
Total Cargo At
Marginal Wharf
5606 5251 4099 2844 3029
No.of Ships
222 269 225 215 199
Fotco Oil Terminal
Furnace Oil 4665 4116 5502 4664 3612
Deisel Oil 496 1004
Crude Oil 361
4665 4116 5502 5160 4977
No.of Ships
70 94 98 97
Engro Vopak Terminal
Chemicals 29 247 548 638 432
LPG 4 11
29 247 552 638 443
No.of Ships
6 30 75 85 87
Iron Ore & Coal Berth
PakSteel import of Iron Ore & Coal 2884 2127 2605 2845 2582
No.of Ships
58 41 50 59 52
Container Terminal
Imports (TEUS) 64 73 70 68 75
Exports (TEUS) 69 92 94 90 97
133 165 164 158 172
No.of Ships
88 141 146 155 131
Dry Imports 8347 6729 6321 4969 4851
Dry Exports 1274 1822 1834 1749 2375
Total Dry Cargo 9621 8551 8155 6718 7226
Liquid Imports 5602 5608 7056 7003 6234
Liquid Exports 222 387 335 452 495
Total Liquid Cargo 15445 14546 15546 14173 13955
Grand Total
15445 14546 15546 14173 13955
Total Ships
456 551 590 612 566
( Inclusive Of Containerized Cargo )
Tenders at Port Qasim
Sr. # Description Opening Date & Time Department
1 Tender For Cleaning & Janitorial Services Contract For PQA Areas/ Offices And Housing Complex. 18-03, 2010 at 1230 hrs Director (E&S.)
2 Tender For Renovation Of Auditorium/Seminar Hall At Port Qasim.. 08-03, 2010 at 1230 hrs Incharge (Training Center.)
3 Open Public Auction Of Commercial Plot Of Gulshan-E-Benazir Township Scheme.. 25-03, 2010 at 1230 hrs Director (IR&W)
4 Tender For Purchase Of HT Copper Conductor Cables. 16-03, 2010 at 1200 hrs Manager (Procurement.) 
5 Tender For Repair/Replacement Of HT/LT Equipments etc.. 23-03, 2010 at 1200 hrs Director (M&E.) 
6 Tender For Purchase Of Marine Paints. 11-03, 2010 at 1130 hrs Manager (Procurement.)
7 Tender For Supply Of Uniform And Other Related Items For Fire Fighting Officials. 20-03, 2010 at 1200 hrs Manager (Procurement.)
8 Tender For Purchase Of Sanyo Multimedia Projector Or Equivalent. 22-03, 2010 at 1130 hrs Manager (Procurement.)

Honourable guests, Ladies and gentlemen

It is great privilege and honour to witness the groundbreaking ceremony of Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Plant at Port Qasim. Procter & Gamble is a giant in household products. It was the first company to advertise nationally direct to consumers and sponsored radio and television dramas back in 1880. P&G became the world’s #1 advertiser through advertising expenditure amounting to $ 9.4bn in 2007. Today its operations are running in over 130 countries directly employing around 0.14 million employees of diversified races and origins.
P&G manufacturing plant at Port Qasim, over an area of 25 acres of land, a large scale state-of-the-art plant, will be the largest P&G fixed investment in Pakistan. Based on the highest global standards, it will bring FDI amounting to US $ 100 million in the country which Pakistan is desperately looking for. Foreign Direct Investment in Pakistan by P&G is greatly appreciated. FDI brings multifold benefits in its fold. It not only helps in creating a capital formation but value adding the national economy through creation of employment opportunities , development of allied and parallel industries but increasing revenue stream through sales tax, custom duties and other prevalent charges.
I have been told that through development of P&G manufacturing plant at Port Qasim, around 7000 direct and indirect job opportunities shall be created. Revenue Increase to GOP is expected by US$ 100 million annually trough different leviables i.e

sales tax, custom duty etc. Besides through local production, saving is estimated at US$ 75 million per annum, which country is importing otherwise.
As Chairman of Port Qasim Authority, the 2nd deep sea port of Pakistan, I assure you my full support and assistance. I may tell you that today, we are catering for around 42% of the total seaborne trade of Pakistan. Currently we are handling biggest vessels of over 300 meters length ever berthed at Pakistani ports. For capacity building we are also undertaking nine development projects in private sector. With the completion of these projects in 2011/12, ports handling capacity shall be 85 million tonnes per annum, parallel to any international port. We are also striving for deepening of Navigational channel for all weather 14 meters draught vessels. We are also determined to facilitate the investor at PQA to bring about Foreign Direct Investment like P&G . PQA renders the most competitive and lucrative land offers for development of industrial and commercial complexes at PQA.
We plan to do a lot more. We are undertaking development of Infrastructure facilities i.e. roads, water, sewerage and drainage at a cost of Rs. 22 billion. The physical work is expected to commence shortly.
I feel gracious to be part of this groundbreaking ceremony. I thank the management of P&G for inviting me to this congenial ceremony.
Pakistan – Paindabad



  • PQA is located at a distance of 50km from Karachi City Center and 15 km from National Highway.Initial Capital Cost: Rs. 4.7 billion.
  • Total Area: 12,000 acres.
  • Port Activities: 1,000 acres.
  • Industrial Zone: 11,000 acres.
  • 45 km long Navigation Channel.
  • 14 km Railway link to National Railway network through six railway tracks located immediately behind the berths.


The present facilities at this Port have been established both by the public and private sector. These are:


The Iron Ore and Coal berth commissioned in 1980 is a specialized berth for handling Iron Ore, Coal & Manganese for Pakistan Steel Mills. The berth 279 meters in length is equipped with two grab unloaders with a handling capacity of 700 tonnes per hour each. Currently vessels of 55,000 tonnes payload are being handled here. The berth is connected to the Pakistan Steel Stockyard through a 4.5-kilometer long conveyer.

The design capacity of the berth stands as 3.36 million tons per annum. Since the start of port operations in 1980 a cargo volume of 48.5 million tonnes carried in 1124 ships has been handled here.



The multipurpose Terminal  presently comprises four multi-purpose berths in a linear length of 800 meters each divided into 200 meters length. Berth no 1 has a design capacity of around 2.5 million tonnes per annum. Vessels over 25000 DWT carrying edible oil, chemicals and molasses are being handled at this berth.  Berths (2 to 4),

with design capacity of 5 to 6 million tonnes, are capable to accommodate vessels drawing more than 35000 DWT. All bulk, break bulk and general cargo is handled at these berths. Two transit sheds each measuring 10,000 sq. meters are also located at berths 2 and 4. Berths(2-4) has a vast back up area measuring 400 x 600 meters area.  The entire range of cargo handling from opening of hatch of the ship to delivery of the consignment for imports and vice versa is carried out by Cargo Handling Companies (CHC) from the private sector, under one window operation.



The Oil terminal is a state of the art environmental friendly marine oil terminal. It was the first terminal to be developed by the private sector on BOO basis at a cost of US $ 87 million. The terminal is operational since April 1995. It is capable of handling 9 million tonnes of furnace oil per annum with a growth potential to handle more than 27 million tonnes with three additional berths. The facility mainly

comprises a jetty capable of handling upto 75000 DWT vessels, product pipelines, loading arms and a 4 km long trestle that connects the jetty with the shore. The terminal has the capability to berth tankers with 63,000 tons ship-load. Till September 30 , over 29 million tonnes of furnace oil has  been handled here. It also commenced handling white oil from January 2001 through a separate 30 inch diameter pipeline. Additionally, British Petroleum crude has also been handled here. 77 acres of land has been earmarked here for POL Storage Tank Farm.

The terminal is designed to cater for four additional berths and four product pipelines to meet the current and future petroleum handling requirements of the country.


Out of the seven multipurpose berths 5,6 &7 have been converted into a 2 berths Qasim International Container Terminal. QICT is Pakistan’s first dedicated international container terminal established by the private sector on BOO basis. The terminal was constructed at a capital cost of US $35 million. It is operational since August 1997

and encompasses a total area of 240,000 sq. meters. It has a design capacity of 0.36 millions TEUs / annum and is capable of handling vessels up to 272 meters in length. The quay wall is 600 meters long and the 11 meters draught is sufficient to allow ships up to 45,000 DWT to dock alongside. It is equipped with rail mounted ship to shore gantry cranes and back up infrastructure. The entire operation at this terminal is managed by a computer system by “Navis” incorporating a radio link between the yard vehicles and the planning centre.



An integrated bulk liquid chemical import /export and storage terminal operational was constructed as a joint venture of Engro Chemical of Pakistan Limited and Royal Vopak of the Netherlands on BOT basis in 1998. It has a design capacity of 4 million tonnes per annum. The  jetty located in the middle of the Port Qasim channel is designed to handle ships up to 75000 DWT and is linked to a 2 acre tank farm via a 1.1 km long trestle. Offloading of liquid chemical products is carried out through dedicated marine loading arms or hoses and is transferred via pipelines from the jetty to storage on the mainland. Currently there are 19 storage tanks for storage of various chemicals.


A railway station  connects the port with the national Railway network with capability of loading 4 train loads at a time is located behind the back-up area of the Multi-Purpose berths.

In addition a service jetty, floating crafts, transit sheds, Cargo Handling Equipment, Buoys, Transit Lights, Beacons and a light house.



Highlights of Port Tariffs

The Gazette of Pakistan , Extra, July 28, 1996

WET CHARGES Description Rate
1. Port Dues US$ 0.40 per GRT or fraction of a tonne
2. Berth fee US$ 0.08 per GRT per day
3. Pilotage US$ 0.13 per GRT or Inward, Outward or Shifting within the harbour
4. Tug Charges US$ 980 for two tugs       For Inward

US$ 980 for two tugs      For Outward

5. Anchorage Charges US$ 0.013 per GRT per day or part thereof
DRY CHARGES         Wharfage                                                 Rs./Tonne          Rs./Tonne
Description     Imp.     Exp.
General Cargo 44.0 31.00
Wheat 21.00 17.00
Rice 44.00 31.00
Food grains not otherwise specified , atta, flour, seeds etc 21.00 17.00

Crude, Diesel, Liquid Fuel

25.00 25.00
Naphtha, Motor spirit, Lubricants, Petrol, similar nature commodities not otherwise specified. 87.00 87.00
 Chemicals 44.00 44.00
Edible Oil 31.00 31.00
Fertilizer 14.00 11.00
Molasses 15.00 15.00
Empty Containers (Per TEU) 619.00 619.00
IMPORTS:  Rs. 11.00 per tonne +
First 10 days Rs. 22.00 Per tonne per day
Next 10 days Rs. 31.00            Do
Next 10 days Rs. 41.00           Do
Thereafter Rs. 63.00           Do
 First 30 days Rs. 3.00 Per tonne per day
 Thereafter Rs. 11.00 Per tonne per day