Pakistan Maritime Industry
The event will provide opportunities to the maritime industry both in the public and private sectors to display products and develop business relationships. The event will also highlight Pakistan’s Maritime potential and provide the desired fillip for economic growth at the national level.
“The sixth largest delta in the world, the Indus Delta, is located at the mouth of the Indus River and covers almost the entire coast of Sindh”
Pakistan has been blessed with an ideal location on the subcontinent. With the most strategic location, the country is at the crossroads of three geographical locations; the gateway to Central Asia, South West Asia, and the Persian Gulf.
Pakistan as a bonafide coastal state has immense maritime potential that includes a coastal area of more than 1,000 km, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 240,000 sq km, and an Extended Continental Shelf (CS) of 50,000 sq km. and this is all at the crossroads of one of the busiest and globally vital sea trade routes. The coast is rugged and tectonic in origin as evidenced by the uplifted terraces, headlands, and fluted beds. The mud volcanoes present along the shores further support this. The coastline is mostly a bare desert with unique landforms such as sandy beaches, mud flats, rocky cliffs, headlands, bays, deltas, etc.
Pakistan’s maritime sector has immense potential and capacity to provide unlimited opportunities in maritime trade & trans-shipment, ports and harbors extraction of hydrocarbons, seabed minerals, value-added port logistics, shipbuilding, ship-recycling, submarine cables, offshore installations, fish processing and coastal tourism. With the ever-growing industry the country is constantly seeking international alliances to create a perfect mix of indigenous and foreign technologies to thus expand and strengthen its own maritime activities. Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference (PIMEC) offers the ideal platform to create such collaborations.