Port Qasim Facilitates Robust Shipping Activity for February 21

Port Qasim Facilitates Robust Shipping Activity for February 21

Karachi, February 21, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released a comprehensive shipping activity report for Wednesday, February 21, 2024, showcasing a bustling maritime environment and highlighting the diverse range of cargoes being handled at one of Pakistan’s key ports.

Berthed Ships: Five ships, namely Maersk Brooklyn, Beks Nazik, Sea Champion, Simaisam, and Torm Elizabeth, carrying Containers, Wheat, Canola seeds, LNG, and Gas oil, berthed at different terminals including the Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Grain Terminal, and Oil Terminal on Tuesday. This demonstrates the versatility of Port Qasim in handling various types of cargo efficiently.

Outer Anchorage Arrivals: In addition to the berthed ships, eight more vessels arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours. These include Xpress Salween, Jade Prosperity, Chemroad Haya, Medi Chiba, Fame, Sunny Bay, Ullswater, and IVS Atsugi, carrying Containers, Chemicals, Canola seeds, Soyabean seeds, Coal, and LPG.

Shipping Movements: A total of six ships were actively engaged at PQA berths during the last 24 hours. Maersk Brooklyn and Weco Madelein have left the port on this morning, while another ship, IVS Atsugi, is expected to sail on the afternoon of today. These shipping movements signify the constant flow of goods in and out of the port, contributing to the overall economic activities in the region.

Cargo Handling Turnover: Port Qasim witnessed a significant cargo handling turnover, with a total volume of 148,934 tonnes. This comprised 127,011 tonnes of import cargo and 21,923 tonnes of export cargo. The handling of containerized cargo reached 2,615 containers (1,856 TEUs imports and 759 TEUs exports), reflecting the port’s proficiency in managing container traffic.

Outer Anchorage Situation: Currently, 18 ships are positioned at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, six ships – Chemroad Haya, Corona, Ullswater, Agia Erini Force, MSC Ellen, and Xpress Salween – are expected to take berths at various terminals on Wednesday. Additionally, two more ships, Maersk Cabo Verde and Wide Alpha, carrying Chemicals, Palm oil, LPG, Coal, and Containers, are expected to arrive at their designated berths on Wednesday. APL Le Havre is due to arrive at Port Qasim on Thursday.

The vibrant shipping activity at Port Qasim reflects its role as a key facilitator of international trade, with efficient handling and strategic berthing contributing to the smooth flow of goods. As Port Qasim continues to play a vital role in the nation’s economic infrastructure, stakeholders and authorities remain vigilant to ensure seamless operations and sustained growth.