The ferry service from Karachi-Gawadar is all set to provide a safe journey aiming to promote tourism and a safe mode of transportation to pilgrims who are heading to holy places in Iran. The service will be active by mid-March.

The arrangements were completed and finalized by the port and shipping bodies not only between the two port cities, Karachi and Gawadar but also to Iran, Chabahar from these two coastal points.


The cost attached to the ferry service to Iran will be almost 40% less than the Rs45,000 for a return air ticket to Iran through Dubai.

The federal minister for port and shipping, Kamran Micheal, has given orders to tie all loose ends by the end of February so the service can kick start from March. According to stats, almost 1 million Pakistanis go to Iran to visit the Holy Shrines.

The carrier contracted for Karachi-Gwadar ferry service is Silangan Express-1, having the capacity of 419 passengers with a 14 hours journey time. It will me making three trips per week and will be able to accommodate almost 100kg luggage per person.

Chabahar ferry- Samsun Ferry is being signed up for the journey to Chabahar in Iran with a capacity of  600 passengers with the docking points at Gwadar and Karachi.

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