Port Qasim Buzzing with Shipping Activity on January 18, 2024

Port Qasim Buzzing with Shipping Activity on January 18, 2024

Karachi, January 18, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released the shipping activity schedule for Thursday, January 18, 2024, to streamline operations and assist stakeholders in planning their maritime activities.

Four ships, namely Maersk Cape Town, Hafnia Myna, Parnassos, and AAI Prelude, are slated to load and unload various commodities such as containers, condensate oil, steel coil, and wheat. These vessels have berthed at the Container Terminal, Oil Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, and Grain Terminal, respectively, as per the latest report.

In addition to these, two more ships, Mookda Naree and Lucky Star, have arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim within the last 24 hours, tasked with loading and unloading corn and palm oil.

Over the past day, a total of eight ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Of these, two ships, Maersk Cape Town and Beteleur, have already departed from the port on Thursday, while another ship, Parnassos, is anticipated to set sail on the same day.

The port has handled a substantial cargo volume, totaling 104,387 tonnes, comprising 81,641 tonnes of imports and 22,746 tonnes of export cargo. This cargo was transported in 2,461 containers, with 1,226 TEUs dedicated to imports and 1,235 TEUs for exports.

Looking ahead, eight ships are currently at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, four ships—Ashiko Victoria, JalKal Pavriksh, Victoria Kosan, and Ullswater—are expected to take berths at MW-2, PIBT, EVTL, SSGC, PGPCL, and QICT on the current day. Additionally, two more ships, Benue and Meratus Jayakarta, are anticipated to berth at different locations.

The bustling maritime activity is set to continue, with three container ships—Wide Alpha, RDO Concord, and AS Sicilia—scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on Friday. This continuous flow of shipping operations underlines the strategic importance of Port Qasim as a pivotal hub for trade and commerce, connecting local and international markets.

Stakeholders, including shipping companies, traders, and other related industries, are closely monitoring these developments, as the efficient functioning of Port Qasim plays a vital role in the broader economic landscape of the region.