Government Shipping Office was established at Karachi Port on 21 May 1948. It
was originally a subordinate office of the Ministry of Commerce, and was later placed
under the administrative control of the Ports and Shipping Wing, Karachi (Ministry
of Communications). It now functions under the Ministry of Maritime Affairs.
The Shipping Office is performing functions in accordance with the provision of Chapter 3 of
the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 2001.