Port Mohammed Bin Qasim

  • Project Type
  • Container Terminal
  • Client
  • Qasim International Container Terminal Pakistan Limited
  • Project Value
  • USD 11 million
  • Project Period
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Current Status
  • Completed
  • Services
  • Master Plan • Feasibility Study • Privatization Tender • Detailed Design • Site Supervision


Port Mohammed Bin Qasim is located just to the east of Karachi on the Arabian Sea. Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) participated in the feasibility study and privatisation tender of the port. The project involved the conversion of an existing caisson wharf structure and general cargo terminal into a modern container terminal. Cullen Grummitt Roe carried out master planning, evaluation of the site, development costings and staging for the tender. QICT was awarded the concession.

CGR undertook the design and documentation of:

  • parallel 600m long crane rail beams for container cranes including assessing the structural adequacy and stability of existing caissons and modification works.
  • 24 hectares of pavements including RTG strips, services and reefer area.
  • 8 light tower and associated lighting works to allow 24 hour operation of the container terminal.
  • channel marker buoy upgrade to allow night navigation including repairing and upgrading 73 buoys with new navigation lights, radar reflectors and top structures along the Port Qasim approach channel.
  • Refurbishment of three buildings including two office buildings and a canteen building (management and supervision only)
  • New workshop and gatehouse including all services.
  • power connection to site and electrical reticulation including kiosk transformer.

Cullen Grummitt & Roe provided a full range of services from design and documentation, to project management and site supervision. CGR established an office in Karachi for this project.

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