The Port Muhammad Bin Qasim
(Urdu: بندر گاہ محمد بن قاسم Bandar-gāh Muhammad bin Qāsim),
also known as Port Qasim, is a deep-water seaport in Karachi, Sindh,
Pakistan, on the coastline of the Arabian Sea. It is Pakistan's second busiest
port, handling about 35% of the nation's cargo (17 million tons per annum).
Port Qasim and Karachi Port, the busiest port of country, together handle
more than 90% of all external trade of Pakistan.
The port encompasses a total area of
12,000 acres (49 km2) wherein many industrial zones operate. In addition
to the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) and KESC Bin Qasim Power Plant, around
80% of the Pakistan's automotive industry is located at Port Qasim. The
port also provides direct waterfront access to two major nearby industrial
areas, Export Processing Zone (Landhi) and Korangi Industrial Area. Approximately
60% of country's export and import is originated from these areas. Port
Qasim is managed by Port Qasim Authority, a semi-autonomous government
Country’s first Integrated Cargo Container
Control (IC3) facility is being constructed at Port Qasim with a joint investment
of at over US$ 8 million.