Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for April 15, 2024

Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for April 15, 2024

Karachi, April 15, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has issued its shipping activity report for Monday, April 15, 2024, providing crucial insights into the maritime operations at one of Pakistan’s busiest ports.

The report reveals a flurry of activity, with multiple ships arriving, departing, and loading/unloading various cargoes over the past 24 hours.

One notable arrival highlighted in the report is the vessel ‘Nicholas,’ which docked at the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal on Sunday, carrying a substantial cargo of 56,277 tonnes of coal. This arrival underscores the port’s role as a key hub for the import and export of bulk commodities, supporting Pakistan’s energy needs and industrial activities.

In addition to the ‘Nicholas,’ four other ships – Fast, MSC Nilgun, High Trader, and Navigation Vega – were reported to have arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the specified period. These arrivals further demonstrate the port’s importance as a gateway for maritime trade, connecting Pakistan to global markets.

The report also provides insights into the activities taking place within the port’s berths. Over the past 24 hours, a total of seven ships were engaged at PQA berths, facilitating the handling of various cargoes. Notably, an edible oil carrier named ‘TTC Vishaka’ departed from the port this morning, while another vessel, ‘Lusail,’ is expected to set sail later today.

In terms of cargo handling, the port witnessed a significant volume of activity, with a total cargo volume of 103,652 tonnes handled during the specified period. This included 9,419 tonnes of export cargo carried in 441 containers, highlighting the port’s role as a crucial node in Pakistan’s international trade network.

Looking ahead, the report outlines the upcoming schedule for port activities. Currently, there are eight ships at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim, with several scheduled to load and unload various commodities in the coming days. Three ships – Fast, Gall, and MSC Nilgun – are slated to handle cargoes such as cement, palm oil, containers, and chemicals at designated berths on Monday. Additionally, three container ships – MSC Spring-III, MSC United-VIII, and Sea-span Jakarta – are expected to arrive at Port Qasim on Tuesday, further adding to the port’s bustling maritime operations.

Overall, the shipping activity report for April 15, 2024, underscores the dynamic nature of operations at Port Qasim, highlighting its vital role in facilitating maritime trade and supporting Pakistan’s economic growth. As the port continues to handle a diverse range of cargoes and accommodate vessels from around the world, it remains a key driver of trade and commerce in the region.