Gwadar port

Pakistan hands management of strategic Gwadar port to China

A Pakistani soldier patrols at Gwadar port, 700km west of Karachi. Photo: AP

China took over management on Monday of Pakistan’s Gwadar port, en route to key Hormuz Straits oil shipping lanes, in a move which has prompted nerves in India about its fellow Asian giant’s growing strategic clout.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 12:56am

Pakistani port Gwadar aids China's maritime expansion plans

A Chinese state-owned company will manage the Pakistani port of Gwadar, giving Beijing overland access to the Arabian Sea. Photo: AFP

The Pakistani cabinet on January 30 approved the transfer of Gwadar port, a commercial failure cut off from the national road network, from Singapore's PSA International to state-owned China Overseas Port Holdings.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:21am

Pakistani port Gwadar aids China's maritime expansion plans

A Pakistani soldier stands in front of the Gwadar port, which is potentially a vital link to China's oil and gas supply chain. Photo: AP

China’s acquisition of a strategic port in Pakistan is the latest addition to its drive to secure energy and maritime routes and gives it a potential naval base in the Arabian Sea, unsettling India.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Gwadar seaport holds key in China's energy search

A Pakistani soldier at the newly built Gwadar port. Photo: AP

China is expected to take operational control of the strategically located Gwadar port on Pakistan's southwestern coast this month. The state-run Chinese Overseas Port Holdings has bought the shares of Singapore's PSA International, the concession holder and operator of the port, under a deal approved by the Pakistan government.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am