Gwadar Port is a deep-sea, warm-water port situated at Gwadar in Balochistan province of Pakistan at the apex of the Arabian Sea and at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, about 460 km west of Karachi and approximately 75 km east of Pakistan's border with Iran. The port is located at
25°06?45?N 62°20?19?E? / ?25.1125°N 62.33861°E? / 25.1125; 62.33861
The Port is located on the eastern bay of a natural hammer-head protrusion of land jutting out into the Arabian Sea from Pakistan's Makran coastline.
The Port is being constructed in two phases with heavy investment from China. Technical and financial feasibility studies were commenced by Pakistan in 1993 but construction did not start until 2002 when the Port of Singapore Authority was hired for its management.
Gwadar Port became operational in 2008, with the first ship to dock bringing 52000 tonnes of wheat from Canada. Minister of Ports and Shipping Sardar Nabil Ahmed Khan Gabol officially inaugurated the port on 21 December 2008.