Karachi Port Trust(KPT)

Karachi Port Trust (KPT)  is a federally administered public sector organization that oversees operations of Karachi Port.It is responsible to the ministry of Maritime Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,but exists and operates as a Trust working under a Board of Trustees legally separate from the Federal Government. Between 1880 and 1887,Karachi Port was administered by Karachi Harbour Board.Karachi Port Trust was then established by the Act-IV of 1886,effective from 1 April 1887.

The Karachi Port is administered by a Board of Trustees,comprising of the Chairman and 10 Trustees.Chairman is appointed by the Federal Government who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Karachi Port Trust.The remaining 10 Trustees are equally distributed between public and private sector.The public sector Trustees are appointed and private sector trustees are elected for two years (extendable for public sector trustees)

Organizational Structure and Staffing

Karachi Port Trust has six divisions comprising of Operations,Planning & Development,Finance,Administration,Engineering and Civil Works & Estate.Each division is headed by a General Manager and supported by Head of Departments (or Deputy Managers working under a General Manager)

KPT Organizational Structure

Internal Audit



(Other) Staff




Civil Works & Estate

Planning & Development



Besides these six divisions, another six staff department directly report to the Chairman. Internal Audit and BoT/Secretary directly support the Chairman and the BoT in their administrative task, whilst other staff department serve the entire organization.

The Port has two container terminals namely,Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) operate by Hutchison and Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) operated by International Container Terminal services (ICTS) Both have been established by the private sector on BoT basis.Non container handling operations are carried out by the separate private stevedoring companies.

In 2006,KPT launched the construction of the new Deep Water Container Port at Keamari Groyne,situated to the south at the approaches to Karachi Port.

Hutchison Port Holdings:South Asia Pakistan Terminal (SAPT)

Phase-1 for the delivery of the first 4 berths ,comprising 1.5 km of quay wall to cater for a throughput of 2.5-3 million TEU.Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) is the concessionaries of the first phase called: South Asia Pakistan Terminal (SAPT).HPS is responsible for superstructure and equipment.