Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity for February 27, 2024

Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity for February 27, 2024

Karachi, February 27, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) released its shipping activity report for Tuesday, providing stakeholders in foreign trade with valuable insights into the bustling maritime operations at one of Pakistan’s key ports.

On Tuesday, four ships – Maersk Nayassa, MSC Surabaya, Shimanami, and Damsgard – arrived at the Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, and Engro Terminal, carrying a diverse range of cargo, including containers, bentonite clay, and chemicals. Simultaneously, three more ships – Asia Liberty, Coral Actinia, and Chem-road Aqlia – carrying palm oil and chemicals, anchored at the outer-anchorage of Port Qasim on the same day.

The Port Qasim witnessed a total of nine ships engaged at its berths in the last 24 hours. Of these, the container ship MSC Surabaya departed from the port early in the morning. Additionally, five more ships – XT Dolphin, Dams-Gaard, Maersk Nayassa, Shimanami Star, and Han He – are expected to set sail on the same day. The port handled a substantial cargo volume of 120,279 tonnes during this period, comprising 87,579 tonnes of imported cargo and 32,700 tonnes of exported cargo. This cargo was transported in 3,900 containers, with 2,426 TEUs for imports and 1,474 TEUs for exports.

Currently, there are 13 ships at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, four ships – Fast, Blue Cecil, MAC London, and Coral Actinia – and another ship, Maersk Hartford, are scheduled to load/offload cement, corn, and containers. These ships are expected to take berths at MW-I, LCT, EVTL, and QICT, respectively, on Tuesday. Furthermore, three more container ships – MSC Spring-III, Clemens Schulte, and Marathopolis – are slated to arrive at Port Qasim on Wednesday, adding to the dynamic shipping activity.

The shipping report underscores the vital role that Port Qasim plays in facilitating foreign trade and maintaining a steady flow of goods in and out of the country. The diverse range of cargo, including essential commodities like palm oil and chemicals, highlights the port’s significance as a key hub for import and export activities.

As the port continues to handle a substantial volume of cargo and accommodate various vessels, it remains an essential pillar supporting the economy and contributing to the overall growth of Pakistan’s maritime trade. Stakeholders and industry participants are keenly monitoring the shipping activity at Port Qasim, recognizing its impact on trade dynamics and economic indicators in the region.