Port Qasim Announces Shipping Activity for April 22, 2024

Port Qasim Announces Shipping Activity for April 22, 2024

Karachi, April 22, 2024 – Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has provided an update on its shipping activity for Monday, revealing a bustling start to the week with a significant amount of cargo and vessel movements.

On Sunday, three vessels, the Zaraar Hanif, Shiva, and Gaslog Sydney, carrying steel coil, LPG, and LNG, respectively, docked at the Multi-Purpose Terminal, Engro Terminal, and Elengy Terminal. This activity underscores the diverse capabilities of Port Qasim’s terminals to handle a variety of cargo types efficiently.

Additionally, four more vessels, MSC Rikku, Seacon Yokohama, Khairpur, and Bateleur, arrived at the outer anchorage of the port within the last 24 hours. These ships are scheduled to load and offload containers, rice, mogas, and LPG, highlighting the port’s role as a critical hub for both import and export activities in the region.

Over the past day, eight ships were actively engaged at the port’s berths. Four of these, including Zaraar Hanif, Project-A, Jag Aparna, and Shiva, have departed the port this morning. The port expects two additional ships, Al-Mothanna and Dravin, to sail later today.

In terms of cargo volume, Port Qasim handled a substantial total of 137,321 tonnes over the last 24 hours. This included 121,557 tonnes of imported goods and 15,764 tonnes of exports. The cargo was transported in and out of the port in 2,037 containers, comprising 1,266 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) of imports and 771 TEUs of exports. This level of activity reflects the port’s vital role in facilitating trade for Pakistan, both in terms of incoming goods and outgoing shipments.

Currently, there are seven ships at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Among these, four ships—MSC Rikku, Seacon Yokohama, Khairpur, and Navigator Vega—are expected to berth today and manage various cargoes including containers, rice, mogas, and chemicals. These operations are scheduled at the QICT, FAP, FOTCO, and EVTL respectively, demonstrating the port’s logistical versatility and readiness to handle a wide range of cargo types.

Looking ahead to the near future, two more container ships, X-Press Salween and Maersk Detroit, are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Tuesday. Their arrival will further add to the port’s bustling activity, maintaining its status as a key maritime gateway for international trade.

Port Qasim continues to play a crucial role in supporting Pakistan’s economic growth by ensuring efficient and timely handling of cargo, which is essential for the continuity of trade operations and supply chains both domestically and internationally. The port’s strategic operations and management ensure that it remains well-positioned to handle the increasing demands of global trade and logistics.