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Currently, Pakistan has two main operating international deep-sea ports: Karachi Port and Port Qasim. During the coming years, their capacity expansion programs are unlikely to keep pace with the expected growth in demand, resulting in a need for a third port to fill the gap. In particular, Karachi Port has significant physical limitations and will not be able to grow at the same speed as the national growth in demand over the coming decades. These limitations result mainly from its location, which is within the city of Karachi itself, which has seen very rapid growth over the past years.

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Our Business

Gwadar Port Terminal

Terminal is operational: new cranes, container scanner, additional storage area.

Gwadar Port Free Zone

GFZ has two portions: Southern Initial/Pilot Zone Northern Main Zone with different b-zones

GPA Business Complex

A number of port related businesses have been started in port

East Bay Expressway of Gwadar Port

Gwadar Port Authority, Pakistan has planned to construct East Bay Expressway.at Gwadar. The Expressway passing along the East Bay will connect the Gwadar Port with the Makran Coastal Highway.

Pak-China Technical & Vocational Institute

This CPEC project is a grant from Chinese Government to improve and create technical and skilled manpower from local population of Gwadar and surrounding areas.

Future Projects of GPA

GPA will provide sea-frontage land and some backup area for the terminal to Port Developer / Operator , based on Landlord model.


Gwadar Port is emerging as the third port of Pakistan - Karachi and Port Qasim being the other two. Gwadar borders on Arabian Sea and lies in the Balochistan Province. Gwadar Port is located at the mouth of Persian Gulf and outside the Straits of Hormuz. It is near to the key shipping routes used by the mainline vessels in the region with connections to Africa, Asia and Europe and enjoys high commercial and strategic significance.

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Chairman Message

Chairman Gwadar Port Authority


Photo of different events

GPA Chairman Passand Khan Buledi presents a souvenir to Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh

On 6th March 2024, the Prime Minister was warmly welcomed by the Chairman of GPA during his Gwadar visit.

GPA Chairman Passand Khan Buledi presents a souvenir to Pakistani Ambassador to China, Khalil Hashmi.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul- Haq Kakar unveils the plaques to inaugurate the Pak-China Friendship Hospital project and China-Aid Gwadar Seawater Desalination Plant.

Chairman GPA is receiving the Ambassador of the USA, His Excellency, at the GPA Head Office

Mr. Passand Khan Buledi, Chairman GPA, presented a souvenir to Her Excellency Pang Chunxue, the Charge D'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan

Vision and Mission

Gwadar Port will soon become gateway port for Pakistan


Gwadar Port will soon become gateway port for Pakistan and the region and a world-class maritime hub. Gwadar Port "the first deep sea port in the country" is a complement to Karachi Port and Port Qasim in order to stimulate economic growth of Pakistan in general and Balochistan in particular by utilizing the available resources of the country and also providing an outlet for land-locked Central Asian States, Western China and Afghanistan through transit trade and offering transshipment facilities and to operate in a manner that is, Efficient, Effective, Competitive, Transparent & Fair to all.

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A Deep Sea Port Exploring Global Opportunities