Port of Karachi facts for kids
|Port of Karachi|
|Location||Karachi, Sindh on the Arabian Sea|
|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)|
|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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