Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for February 19

Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for February 19

Karachi, February 19, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has published its shipping activity report for Monday, February 19, 2024, providing crucial insights into the maritime sector’s ongoing operations and facilitating stakeholders.

The report highlights the diverse range of goods being handled at the port, emphasizing the importance of efficient logistics in promoting trade and commerce.

On Sunday, five ships – Maersk Pelepas, Haj Mohammad, Visayas, Weco Madeleine, and IVS Atsugi – were scheduled to load or offload various cargoes, including containers, cement, rice, palm oil, and coal. These vessels berthed at different terminals within the Port Qasim complex, namely the Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Liquid Terminal, and Bulk Terminal, showcasing the port’s versatility in handling different types of cargo.

Adding to the shipping activity, two more container ships, MSC Spring III and X-Press Mekong, arrived at the outer anchorage of the port within the last 24 hours. This influx of vessels highlights the continuous flow of maritime traffic and trade through Port Qasim.

During the same period, a total of nine ships were engaged at PQA berths. Among them, Maersk Pelepas and X-Press Mekong are expected to set sail in the afternoon, contributing to the dynamic movement of ships in and out of the port. The throughput for the last 24 hours reached 61,790 tonnes, encompassing 37,479 tonnes of imported cargo and 24,311 tonnes of exported cargo. The cargo mix included containerized goods carried in 1,952 containers, consisting of 705 TEUs of imports and 1,247 TEUs of exports.

As of now, there are twelve ships anchored at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Notably, three of these ships – X-Press Mekong, MSC Spring III, and Evrial – are expected to take berths at the Container Terminal and Grain Terminal on Monday, contributing to the port’s operational efficiency.

The detailed shipping activity report underscores the Port Qasim Authority’s commitment to transparency and providing timely information to stakeholders. The continuous flow of vessels, diverse cargo handling, and efficient logistics operations at Port Qasim reflect the port’s pivotal role in facilitating international trade and promoting economic growth in the region.

The upcoming berthing of container and wheat-carrying ships signifies the port’s strategic position in handling a variety of goods, meeting the demands of diverse industries, and serving as a key gateway for imports and exports. Stakeholders in the maritime sector and related industries will closely monitor the port’s activities, anticipating continued smooth operations and contributing to the sustained growth of Pakistan’s trade landscape.