Port Qasim Activity Report: April 8, 2024

Port Qasim Activity Report: April 8, 2024

Karachi, April 8, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released the shipping activity report for Monday, April 8, 2024, to facilitate stakeholders involved in maritime operations and logistics.

Shipping Activity Overview: A flurry of shipping activity was observed at Port Qasim, where several vessels were engaged in loading, unloading, and anchorage operations. On Sunday, three ships—Elephant, Swansea, and FSM—were scheduled to load/offload Rice, Coal, and LPG, berthing at the Multi-Purpose Terminal, Bulk Terminal, and Engro Terminal, respectively. Additionally, another ship named Gall, carrying Palm oil, arrived at the outer anchorage of the port on the same day.

Berthed Ships and Departures: During the last 24 hours, a total of ten ships were engaged at PQA berths. Of these, two ships—Ardmore Cherokee and Al-Khor—sailed out to sea on Monday morning. Another ship, FSM, is expected to sail on Monday afternoon. The cargo volume handled at the port during this period amounted to 103,518 tonnes, comprising 79,518 tonnes of imports cargo and 24,331 tonnes of export cargo. This included containerized cargo carried in 671 Containers (297 TEUs Imports and 374 TEUs export).

Outer Anchorage Activity: At the outer anchorage of Port Qasim, five ships were reported. Among them, an edible oil carrier named Banglar Agragoti and another containership, Maersk Santosa, are expected to berth at the Liquid Terminal and Container Terminal on Monday. Additionally, two more containerships—MSC Nilgun and MSC Silvana—are due to arrive at Port Qasim on the same day. Furthermore, two additional ships—MSC Spring III and MSC United VIII—are expected to arrive on Tuesday.

Facilitating Maritime Trade: The bustling activity at Port Qasim underscores its vital role as a key maritime gateway for trade and commerce in Pakistan. With a diverse range of cargoes being handled, including rice, coal, LPG, and palm oil, the port remains instrumental in facilitating both imports and exports for the country.

Efficiency and Preparedness: The Port Qasim Authority continues to demonstrate its commitment to efficient port operations and logistics management. By providing timely updates on shipping activities and ensuring the smooth flow of goods and commodities, the authority plays a crucial role in maintaining the seamless functioning of maritime trade at Port Qasim.

As operations continue, stakeholders remain vigilant, ensuring adherence to safety protocols and regulatory standards to uphold the port’s reputation as a reliable and efficient maritime hub.

As Pakistan’s economic lifeline, Port Qasim remains pivotal in driving the nation’s growth and development through maritime trade and connectivity.