Port Bin Qasim, Pakistan
Construction of new bulk cargo terminal
The upgrading of Bin Qasim Port in Karachi to improve its cargo handling capabilities and its storage of grain and fertiliser is an important step in developing modern, efficient port infrastructure and improving the quality of Pakistan‘s supply system. In just two years, the new terminal for grain and fertiliser, with a length of 300 m and a storage capacity of 80,000 tonnes, was constructed. With an unloading capacity of up to 1,600 tonnes per hour, and an annual turnover of 4 million tonnes, ship loading and unloading time is much reduced and port operations are now considerably more efficient.
A terminal area of approximately 10 hectares was created, from land reclamation and ground improvement measures. The 300m-long quay can accommodate bulk cargo ships of between 15,000 dwt and 75,000 dwt, and is fitted with modern docking and securing equipment. Ships are unloaded by continuous unloading systems.