Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for March 25, 2024

Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for March 25, 2024

Karachi, March 25, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for March 25, 2024, providing insights into the maritime operations at one of Pakistan’s key ports.

Five ships, namely MSC Bremen, MSC Lome-V, Bekforest, Paloma, and Mackenzie, arrived at various terminals of Port Qasim on Sunday. These vessels carried a diverse range of cargo including containers, canola seed, gas oil, and coal. MSC Bremen and MSC Lome-V berthed at the Container Terminal, while Bekforest and Paloma docked at the Grain Terminal and Oil Terminal respectively. The ship Mackenzie was handled at the Bulk Terminal.

Additionally, three more ships, MSC Spring-III, Taxidiara, and Shiva, arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim today, scheduled to load or offload container, cement, and LPG.

During the last 24 hours, a total of ten ships were engaged at PQA berths. Of these, MSC Lome-V, MSC Bremen, and Al-Wajbah departed from the port this morning. Two more ships, Forshun and Bharadwaj, are expected to sail this afternoon.

The cargo handling turnover at Port Qasim stood at 126,368 tonnes in the past 24 hours, comprising 86,443 tonnes of imports and 39,925 tonnes of exports. This cargo was carried in 3,820 containers, with 1,892 TEUs of imports and 1,929 TEUs of exports.

Presently, there are seven ships at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, Nimble Nicky, Solar Roma, and Shiva, along with another ship MSC Mundra-VIII, are scheduled to load or offload iron ore, palm oil, LPG, and containers. They are expected to take berths at MW-1, LCT, EVTL, and QICT on Monday. Additionally, four more ships, Maersk Sentosa, X-Press Bardsey, MSC Maeva, and Milaha Ras Laffan, carrying containers and LNG, are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Tuesday.

The shipping activity at Port Qasim reflects the port’s significance as a vital gateway for maritime trade in Pakistan. The diverse range of cargoes being handled underscores the port’s capabilities to handle various commodities efficiently. With a steady flow of vessels and cargo, Port Qasim continues to play a pivotal role in facilitating trade and commerce, contributing to the economic growth of the region and the country as a whole.