HUTCHISON PORTS PAKISTAN
Hutchison Ports Pakistan is the country’s first deep-water container terminal, designed to accommodate super post panamax ships. The port is situated at the Keamari Groyne basin and provides the most convenient access to large vessels entering Karachi.
The US$1.4 billion terminal operates as a partnership between Hutchison Ports Pakistan, a member of the Hutchison Ports network, and Karachi Port Trust.
Hutchison Ports has invested US$600 million to develop the terminal and install the latest technology, whereas Karachi Port Trust has invested over US$350 million on reclamation work and dredging.
Hutchison Ports Pakistan also works with Pakistan Customs to improve clearance systems and procedures and enable easier and faster cargo clearance for end users.
With this high-tech, deep-water facility at Karachi Port, Pakistan has the basis to compete with global peers as a modern trading economy.
Hutchison Ports is the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. It is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator has interests in 52 ports comprising 290 operational berths in 27 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centers, rail services and ship repair facilities. The group handled a combined annual throughput of 86.0 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2019.
Total Quay Length
1,500 meters divided into 4 berths of 375 meters each.
Total Yard Area
Approximately 85 hectares.
Provision to Deepen
Hutchison Ports Pakistan offers a quayside depth of 16 meters to meet the growing shipping needs of Pakistan. Depending on commercial requirements, this may be deepened to 18 meters in the future.
The concession was awarded on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis by the Karachi Port Trust for a period of 25 years, extendable for another 25 years, depending on mutually agreed terms and conditions.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
At Hutchison Ports Pakistan, we believe in taking responsibility for our impacts on the environment and on our local community. We have taken a number of steps to ensure socially responsible operations.
The terminal uses the most modern technology and equipment. Latest-technology hybrid rubber-tire gantry cranes (RTGCs) have been imported especially to ensure efficient use of fuel and energy. We’ve included solar energy in our energy mix, to provide electricity for all lighting in our three main, multi-storey buildings.
Furthermore, we have installed a regenerative power absorption system (RPAS) so that power generated through crane operations can be used. While the cranes use energy when lifting containers, they actually generate energy while lowering containers (up to 70% of energy used for lifting is regenerated).
Keeping in mind the power shortages prevailing in the country right now, Hutchison Ports Pakistan has installed a captive power generation system that provides all the electrical power needed without drawing on the national grid. Hutchison Ports Pakistan’s own power generation combined with the RPAS will achieve a reduction in overall fuel consumption.
In addition to the above, systems like reverse osmosis filtration are installed at the terminal to provide potable water with the least environmental impact.
Go Green is part of a global environmental initiative undertaken by members of the international ports and maritime community. Under the current program, Hutchison Ports’ employees demonstrated their support for environmental protection through various activities. For more information on our global Go Green initiative, please visit https://green.hutchisonports.com/
TREE PLANTATION DRIVE
Our port has also launched a tree plantation drive. Our employees planted 300 saplings within and outside the boundary of terminal. This drive was formally launched by General Manager and Business Unit Head Captain Syed Rashid Jamil. The activity was a small part of Hutchison Ports Pakistan’s larger plan to contribute to and play an active role in making Pakistan a greener and healthier country.