Gwadar Port & Chabahar port

Gwadar Port:

  • A warm-water, deep-sea port situated on the Arabian Sea at Gwadar in Balochistan province of Pakistan.
  • The port features prominently in the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan, and is considered to be a crucial link between the ambitious One Belt, One Road and Maritime Silk Road projects.
  • Gwadar Port is sitatuated on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the city of Gwadar, located in the Pakistani province of Balochistan.
  • The port is located 533 km from Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, and is approximately 120 km from the Iranian border.
  • It is located 380 km (240 mi) away from Oman, and near key oil shipping lanes from the Persian Gulf.
  • The greater surrounding region is home to around two-thirds of the world’s proven oil reserves.
  • It is also the nearest warm-water seaport to the landlocked, but hydrocarbon rich, Central Asian Republics, as well as Afghanistan.

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Chabahar Port:

  • a seaport in Chabahar located in southeastern Iran, on the Gulf of Oman.
  • The port of Chabahar is located on the Makran coast of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, next to the Gulf of Oman and at the mouth of Strait of Hormuz.
  • It is the only Iranian port with direct access to the Indian Ocean. Being close to Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan etc., it has been termed the “Golden Gate” to these land-locked countries.

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