Port Qasim Authority was established through an act of parliament on June 29, 1973. PQA is the 2nd deep sea industrial-cum-commercial port operating under landlord concept.

The Port is situated in Indus delta region at a distance of 28 nautical miles in the south-east of Karachi. PQA is the most eco-friendly port and is geographically located on the trade route of Arabian Gulf. The port currently caters for more than 40% of seaborne trade requirements of the country.


We Born 1973

PQA functions under PQA Act, 1973

GROWTH Industrial & Commercial Activities

PQA under landlord concept encourages industrial & commercial activities

PROGRESS Handling/Network

Large vessels having 13 meter draught and 347 meter LOA are handled.

Road & Railway Networks for upcountry transportation

HUB Navigational Channel

49 Km long Navigational Channel

Fast becoming the energy hub of Pakistan

Port Management

The Port is under the administrative control of Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Government of Pakistan. Chairman is the chief executive of the port. All policy decisions are vested in PQA Board comprising seven members headed by Chairman, PQA. The Board is blend of public and private sector participation.


PQA is primarily a service oriented organization. The port provides shore based facilities and services to international shipping lines and other concerned agencies in the form of adequate water depth in the channel, berths/terminals, cargo handling equipment, godowns, storage areas and providing facilities for safe day and night transit of vessels.

Port Locations & Accessibility

Day and night access to Port through a 49 km long channel marked by channel buoys up to 13 meter draught vessels.

Port Qasim Location

Notified Limits

Road Connectivity

Ports Of Pakistan


Day and night access to port through a 49 km long channel marked by channel buoys up to 13 meter draught vessels.

PQA has singular attraction both in port facilities and port-based industrial development. These advantages include:

  • Close proximity to hinterland thus saving transport cost.
  • First rate multi-modal connection with communication network.
  • Time-efficient and cost-effective port services.
  • Availability of basic utilities like portable water, power, gas, telecommunications, banking and other facilities.
  • Immense possibility for expansion of port facilities to meet dynamic requirements of international shipping.
  • Transshipment and transit trade facilities with Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics.
  • Full range of port facilities to handle general, bagged, bulk, break-bulk, liquid and containerized cargo with back-up facilities.