Karachi Port Reports Active Shipping Movements on April 23, 2024

Karachi Port Reports Active Shipping Movements on April 23, 2024

Karachi, April 23, 2024 – The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has reported a bustling day of maritime activities as it managed a series of ship movements including berthings, sailings, and expected arrivals on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

The dynamic shipping operations highlight the port’s critical role in facilitating Pakistan’s trade and logistics.

Ships Berthed and Sailed

During the last 24 hours, concluding at 0700 hours on Tuesday, several key vessels docked at the Karachi port. Notably, the container ships XIN Beijing, Stephanie, Independent Spirit, and Tina I, as well as the tanker M.T Shalamar, and the container ship Cscl Neptune, were among those listed as berthed. This diverse array of vessels underscores Karachi Port’s capability to handle a variety of maritime traffic efficiently.

In terms of departures, the port saw the sailing of Lotus A, Anna Elsabeth, and Meghna Venus, indicating a continuous flow of maritime traffic.

Expected Movements

Looking ahead, the container ships Stephanie and Tina I, along with YM Excellence, were scheduled to depart on April 23, 2024. The port was also preparing for the arrival of several vessels including SEA Song carrying 40,000 metric tons of fuel oil and XIN FEI Zhou, Nordlion, X-Press Pisces, Apiradee Naree, Zhong Gu Nan Ning, X-Press Aalween, MSC Vandya, Wadi Duka, API Bhum, Ever Uranus, and Arman 10. These ships are expected to bring a wide range of cargoes such as containers, clinkers, and rice.

Cargo Handling Performance

In the last 24 hours, Karachi Port handled an impressive total of 143,559 metric tons of cargo. This included 52,618 metric tons of export cargo and 90,941 metric tons of import cargo. In detail, containerized cargo accounted for a significant portion with 58,431 metric tons on the import side and 32,367 metric tons for exports, totaling 90,798 metric tons.

The port also managed other commodities like di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), which accounted for 3,075 metric tons of imports, and oil/liquid cargo, summing up to 29,435 metric tons. Clinkers constituted a notable bulk of the export cargo, with 20,200 metric tons handled.

Strategic Importance and Operational Efficiency

Karachi Port Trust continues to play a pivotal role in supporting Pakistan’s economic infrastructure by efficiently managing the heavy flow of maritime traffic and diverse cargo types. The port’s strategic location and well-equipped facilities enable it to handle large volumes of international trade, contributing significantly to the national economy.

The active shipping movements and the substantial cargo handling capabilities at Karachi Port not only reflect its operational efficiency but also its readiness to accommodate an increasing scale of maritime activities. With ongoing improvements and expansions, the port is set to enhance its capacity and services further, ensuring it remains at the forefront of Pakistan’s maritime trade and logistics operations.