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Port of Karachi
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Country  Pakistan
Location Karachi, Sindh on the Arabian Sea
Opened 1857
Operated by Karachi Port Trust
Owned by Ministry of Ports and Shipping and Government of Pakistan
Type of harbor Natural
Size of harbor 32 km (20 mi)
Available berths 30
Wharfs 8
Annual cargo tonnage 65.25 million Metric tons
Annual container volume 1.563 million TEUs

The Port of Karachi is Pakistan's largest and busiest seaport. It handles about 60% of the nation's cargo (25 million tons per year). The port is located between the towns of Kiamari and Saddar. It is close to the center of old Karachi, the main business district, and several industrial areas. The geographic position of Karachi places the port near major shipping routes such as the Strait of Hormuz. The administration of the port is carried out by the Karachi Port Trust which was created in the nineteenth century.

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