About PICT
Premier Mercantile Services (Pvt.) Ltd. ("PMS"), a Marine Group Company, was awarded a 21-year Concession to build and operate a dedicated container terminal at Berths 6-9, Karachi Port, on a BOT basis in April 2002 by Karachi Port Trust authorities.
PICT main features:
  • PICT is a modern container terminal operating at berths 6-9, East Wharf, Karachi Port
  • Design depth of berths is 13.5 meters
  • Quay Wall: 600 meters
  • Backup Area: 21 Hectares
  • Commenced terminal operation in 2002. Premier Mercantile Services (Pvt.) Ltd. ("PMS") - the Sponsor of PICT - has been handling cargo at the Karachi Port since 1964
  • All equipment is brand new, commissioned in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • PICT is the only Container Terminal in Pakistan Sponsored and Owned by Pakistanis
  • PICT is a public listed company and is the only port infrastructure project listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange
  • It is the first port infrastructure project in Pakistan financed by International Finance Corporation ("IFC") -- the private sector arm of the World Bank
  • It is the first private sector project in Pakistan in which the OPEC Fund for International Development has participated as financiers
  • Total Investment: approx. USD 150 million

Area Storage Capacity:
  • Total Area is 210,000 square meters at the terminal. Additional area of 50,000 square meters is available at adjacent storage yards in KPT area
  • Ground Slots: 3,910 TEU
  • Container Storage capacity is 19,500 TEU per day

Terminal Capacity:
  • Quay Wall: 600 meters
  • Phase I Handling Capacity: 150,000 TEU per annum (completed in 2004)
  • Phase II Handling Capacity: 300,000 TEU per annum (completed in 2006)
  • Phase III Handling Capacity: 550,000 TEU per annum (completed in 2009)
  • Phase IV Handling Capacity: 750,000 TEU per annum (completed in 2010)

PICT Container Scanner:
  • A state-of-the-art container scanner which provides horizontal and vertical images (side and top views)
  • Ideal solution to non-intrusive and rapid inspection of containers for detecting contrabands and undeclared items
  • Latest technology of X-Ray Accelerator
  • Electron Beam Energy: 6MeV (Million Electron Volts)
  • Beam penetration is through 340mm steel
  • Radio Activity Monitors for detection of radioactive substances
  • PICT was the second facility in the world to install this type of Scanning System with 6MeV dual scan capability in 2008
  • PICT is a public listed company and is the only port infrastructure project listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange


Contact Detail

Pakistan International Container Terminal, 2nd Floor, Business Plaza, Mumtaz Hassan Road
Karachi 74000 Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32400450
Fax: +92-21-32400281
Web: www.pict.com.pk

TERMINAL OFFICE (Pakistan International Container Terminal):

Berth # 6-9, East Wharf, Keamari, Karachi Port
Karachi Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32855701-9
Fax: +92-21-32855715
E-mail: info@pict.com.pk

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