Port Qasim was established through an Act of parliament on 29th June 1973. It is located in karachi's phitti creek of Indus delta region. The port started operation in 1980 with a dedicated Iron Ore Coal Berth for the bulk handling of imports of raw materials for Pakistan Steel Mill. The port presently has 18 berths (15 in private sector) with annual handling capacity of 89 millions tons. All commodities ranging from minerals oils, edible oil, coal, rice, wheat, cement to fertlizers, general cargo, containers and LNG are being handled in the port at state-of-the-art terminals. It is the energy hub and only LNG Port of Pakistan.