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  • 23 September 2011

    The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is in hot waters as a sub-committee of the senate’s standing committee on ports and shipping has started probing into what the committee members perceive as “wastage” of over Rs19 billion by the port operator in its stalled Dredging and Reclamation project at the $1.6 billion Pakistan Deep Water Container […]

  • 7 August 2013

    Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has complained that the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is not taking action against dredging contractor to deduct liquidated damages for irregularities, causing a potential loss of Rs18.5 billion to the national exchequer. In a letter addressed to Shipping and Ports Minister Kamran Michael, TIP has highlighted that KPT is not taking […]

  • 26 April 2012

    According to a spokesman of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT), the Port has increased its capabilities to accommodate and provide safe berthing to 12.5 metres draught container vessels on two container terminals. “This was a long pending demand of the Port users in order to upgrade their vessels,” he said. Very soon the draft of […]

  • 10 December 2009
    Project & Tenders

    KARACHI: The KPT project Pakistan Deep Water Container Port scheduled for completion in 2013 is expected to generate a capacity of 3.1 m TEUs, Nasreen Haque, chairperson KPT said… Source: Daily Times, December 10, 2009

  • 24 April 2012

    According to Business Recorder, Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is going to undertake the fish harbour dredging project soon as its study on berths scope is in the final phase of completion. “Tender notice for the fish harbour’s dredging project will shortly be announced as the trust is close to finish the study on berths scope […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch companies are keen to invest in projects at the Pakistan’s Karachi Port Trust (KPT), said the Dutch Ambassador Ardi Stoios Braken during a visit to the port earlier this week, reports. The ambassador was accompanied by a high-level 20-member Dutch maritime delegation who expressed their keen interest to invest in the KPT projects, […]

  • 8 April 2012

    According to, fishing vessels are facing serious navigational problems to steer into Karachi fish harbour because the channel draft has reached its lowest level. Karachi Fish Harbour Authority (KFHA) is waiting for a response from Karachi Port Trust (KPT) to dredge the sea passage, sources said on Saturday. “We (KFHA) are still waiting for […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Karachi Port Trust is ready to receive the first ship, MV Mandarin River, with a draft of 13 meters on its newly reconstructed berth No. 11. The event marks yet another milestone in its progression to augment and support the national trade. MV Mandarin River is vessel with a length of 190 meters and breadth […]

  • 2 January 2012

    The Provincial Minister for Environment and Alternative Energy, Shaikh Muhammad Afzal, visited Karachi Harbor on Saturday to witness the efforts of KPT towards protection of mangroves. While speaking on the occasion the Minister opined that mangroves are very important part of coastal ecosystem and all departments must adopt a safeguard policy for their restoration. He […]

  • 6 July 2010

    The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet has agreed to onlend $115 million to Karachi Port Trust (KPT) that would be made… By Mushtaq Ghumman [mappress] Source: brecorder, July 6, 2010;

  • 11 December 2009
    Project & Tenders

    KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has awarded the contract for marine protection works at the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port to a Chinese company, at a cost of Rs12.8 billion… Source: Dawn, December 11, 2009;

  • 28 March 2010

    Karachi—Intensive dredging in the approach channel of both East and West wharves and widening/realignment of the navigational channel has enabled KPT to accommodate large vessels during 2008-10. [mappress] Source:pakobserver,March 28,2010;

  • 10 August 2011

    With the completion of Pakistan Deep-Water Container Port (PDWCP) Phase 1 in 2013, the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) will acquire the capacity… (tribune) [mappress] Source: tribune, August 10, 2011

  • 19 June 2011

    Karachi Port has achieved the draft level of 12.5 meters yet another milestone in the incessant development of the port while the KPT… By Amanullah Khan (pakobserver) [mappress] Source: pakobserver, June 19, 2011

  • 1 March 2010
    Project & Tenders

    KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has undertaken massive dredging and reclamation works in Pakistan’s largest city to develop in phases a deepwater container port to the south east of the existing port without obtaining the statutory environmental clearance… [mappress] Source: The Peninsula, March 1, 2010

  • 13 June 2011

    World-leading maritime services provider Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed its first contract with Karachi Port Trust (KPT) to supply cleaning chemicals during 2011 – 2012, demonstrating an ongoing growth for WSS within what is an increasingly important region to the company. The port of Karachi comprises a deep natural harbour with an 11 km […]

  • 15 January 2012

    The Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP), the project which was to be completed in 2012, has been delayed due to technical reasons …   By Hina Mahgul Rind (thenews) [mappress] Source: thenews, January 15, 2012; Image:

  • 22 August 2012

    “Kandla Port was all set to become a global logistics hub in the near future,” said Dr P. D. Vaghela, Chairman of Kandla Port Trust (KPT). Speaking at the 65th Independence Day celebrations, he also stated: “The government had declared Kandla Port as the best port for handling foodgrains and fertiliser cargo, and the management […]

  • 4 November 2012

    Karachi Port Trust has announced the increase in permissible draft to 13 meters at berths number 11 and 12 that will enable very large vessels to berth and their cargoes duly handled. Karachi Port is the repository of more than 60 percent of the entire maritime trade of Pakistan and efforts are afoot to further […]

  • 9 October 2011

    The Chinese contractors have proposed ‘Controlled Underwater Blasting’ methodology for completion of dredging at Karachi Port Trust (KPT)…   (dailytimes) [mappress] Source: dailytimes October 9, 2011;

  • 28 November 2011

    A brief disagreement between Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Karachi Fish Harbour Authority (KFHA) has finally been resolved as the former has…   BY ANWAR KHAN (brecorder) [mappress] Source: brecorder, November 28, 2011;

  • 5 October 2011

    The Kandla Port in Gujarat, run by the Kandla Port Trust (KPT), has been adjudged the ‘Major Port of the Year’ at the Maritime and Logistics… (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, October 5, 2011;

  • 20 December 2011

    There is no clogging up of NATO cargo at Karachi Port and no hurdle in port activities, said Muhammad Aslam Hayat while talking to reporters…   By Hina Mahgul Rind (thenews) [mappress] Source: thenews, December 20, 2011; Image:

  • 6 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Pakistan’s largest port authority KPT (Karachi Port Trust) has just announced a tender for the port’s approach channel capital dredging work. The project calls for dredging of approximately 5 million cubic meters of material by using trailing suction hopper dredger of suitable capacity, supplemented by a cutter suction dredger and backhoe or grab dredgers, all capable of […]

  • 22 October 2012

    Karachi Port Trust Official announced last week that the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port has been delayed due to technical reasons. The main reason for the delay is dredging as hard soil/rocks were found on the site, according to At present the throughput of cargo stands at 41 million tones and since it is […]

  • 11 September 2012

    Kandla Port Trust (KPT) won recognition as the Major Port of the Year for 2011-12 at the third All-India Maritime and Logistics Awards 2012 (MALA 2012) held on Friday, September 7 at the Vivanta by Taj President. This is the third time in a row, the Kandla Port has won such prestigious Maritime and Logistics […]