Karachi Port Reports Shipping Movements for February 21

Karachi Port Reports Shipping Movements for February 21

Karachi, February 21, 2024 – The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has provided a comprehensive update on shipping movements and cargo handling for Wednesday, February 21, 2024, reflecting the dynamic activity at one of Pakistan’s key maritime hubs.

Ship Movements: During the last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Wednesday, several ships berthed and sailed at Karachi Port, showcasing a diverse range of maritime activities. The ships berthed include the Ever Utile Container Ship, Aqua-1 Boat, Xin Shan Tou Container Ship, Euphoria Container Ship, and LV Lizzy Tanker. Notable sailings during this period include Captain Karam, YM Express, Meizan, and CSCL Jupiter.

Expected Sailings: The shipping schedule indicates that the Ever Utile is expected to sail on February 21, 2024.

Expected Arrivals and Cargo Details: Several vessels are anticipated to arrive at Karachi Port, bringing various cargoes. The M.T. Mardan is expected to arrive on February 21, 2024, carrying Crude Oil. Other vessels arriving on the same day include Yateeka with Chemical cargo, GSL Elizabeth with Container cargo, X-Press Salween with Container cargo, Seaspan Amazon with Container cargo, Jolly Rosa with Container cargo, and Medi Chiba with Canola cargo. On February 22, 2024, arrivals include Banglar Agradoot with Soya Bean Oil, M.T. Quetta with Crude Oil, Uafl Liberty and Wide Alpha with Container cargo, and KSL Qingyang with General Cargo. Additionally, Yangze is expected to arrive on February 22, 2024, carrying Wheat in Bulk.

Cargo Handling Turnover: Karachi Port exhibited robust cargo handling during the last 24 hours, with a total turnover of 193,397 Metric Tons. The breakdown reveals that the port managed 62,598 Metric Tons of export cargo and 130,799 Metric Tons of import cargo during this period.

Commodity-wise Handling (in Metric Tons):

• Containerized Cargo: 95,147 (Export: 46,673, Import: 48,474)

• Bulk Cargo: 27,587 (Export: 52, Import: 27,535)

• Clinkers: 14,617 (Export)

• Rice: 856 (Export)

• Rock Phosphate: 6,720 (Import)

• Wheat: 22,653 (Import)

• Oil/Liquid Cargo: 25,817 (Import)

The diverse range of commodities handled underscores Karachi Port’s significance as a vital gateway for both import and export activities. The efficient handling of cargoes reflects positively on the port’s operational capabilities and contributes to the overall economic activities in the region.

As Karachi Port continues to play a pivotal role in facilitating maritime trade, stakeholders are keenly observing the developments, ensuring the smooth flow of goods and maintaining the port’s status as a key driver of economic growth in Pakistan.