Riding the waves of progress: Med Marine launch an advanced buoy tender for Port Qasim Authority

MED MARINE is thrilled to unveil its latest innovation: a state-of-the-art buoy handling vessel designed to elevate the efficiency of PORT QASIM AUTHORITY’s (PQA) harbour operations. 

This launch marks a significant achievement for MED MARINE, showcasing its extensive design expertise and commitment to pioneering solutions in the maritime sector.

The buoy tender vessel, an impressive 45 meters long, is custom-built to perfectly suit the growing needs of PQA. This exciting project is a testament to the strong partnership between MED MARINE and PQA, reflecting the shared passion for advancing maritime solutions. Together, they are setting new standards in efficiency and innovation, ensuring seamless operations and sustainable growth for bustling harbour operations

MED MARINE eagerly anticipates the successful culmination of this endeavour, poised to deliver a top-tier buoy tender vessel to our esteemed partner, PQA, following the contract signed in 2022.

Technical specifications of the Buoy Handling Vessel
Length 45,00 m
Breadth 11,80 m
Depth 5,00 m
Draft 3,70 m
Crew 16 persons
Speed 12 knots

Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and tugboat operator. The company employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey based on some 180.000 sqm with more than 30.000 sqm indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, workboats, offshore vessels and coated/Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. Med Marine has an extensive selection of state-of-the-art tugboat design portfolio and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations.

Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats. Eregli Shipyard, owned by Med Marine Group, has received certifications for “Shipyard Security Compliance” and “Shipyard Production Compliance” certificates to build naval ships for Turkish Military and NATO.

Port Qasım was established through an Act of parliament on 29th June 1973. It is located in Karachi’s Phitti creek of Indus delta region. The port started operation in 1980 with a dedicated Iron Ore Coal Berth for the bulk handling of imports of raw materials for Pakistan Steel Mill. The port presently has 18 berths (15 in private sector) with annual handling capacity of 89 million tons. All commodities ranging from minerals oils, edible oil, coal, rice, wheat, cement to fertilizers, general cargo, containers and LNG are being handled in the port at state-of-the-art terminals. It is the energy hub and only LNG Port of Pakistan. Port Qasım has enormous potential for expansion. Two new LNG terminals, one container terminal and 02 multipurpose berths are in the pipeline. Port Qasım has largest industrial zone of Pakistan spread over 15474 acres. It has more than 400 industrial/commercial units in operation. Approx. 3000 MW electricity is being generated in its industrial zones. Port Qasım is one of the largest contributors to national economy of Pakistan handling its 51% of sea trade and has an impressive growth rate of 5% in all facets of port operation.