Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for March 4

Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for March 4

Karachi, March 4, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Monday, March 4, 2024, providing stakeholders with insights into the latest maritime operations.

Six ships, namely Lotus-A, Xpress Salween, MSC Martina, Star Sind, Monax, and Kamome Victoria, berthed at various terminals within the Port Qasim. These ships were involved in transporting Containers, Palm oil, Chemicals, and Mogas, contributing to the diverse range of goods handled at the Container Terminal, Liquid Terminal, Engro Terminal, and FOTCO Terminal, respectively.

In addition to the ships already berthed, four more vessels – Melody, Torm Integrity, San Nicolas, and Al-Rayyan – arrived at the outer-anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours. These ships are scheduled to load/offload Rice, Gas oil, Coal, and LNG, further emphasizing the port’s role in facilitating the import and export of various commodities.

The Port Qasim Authority reported a total of ten ships engaged at its berths during the last 24 hours. MSC Martina, a container ship, left the port this morning, while four more ships – X-Press Salween, Lotus-A, Monax, and BBC Zoe – are expected to set sail on the same day.

The overall cargo volume handled at Port Qasim during this period amounted to 122,592 tonnes. This included 74,058 tonnes of imported cargo and 48,534 tonnes of exported cargo. The cargo was transported in 3,916 containers, comprising 1,424 TEUs for imports and 2,492 TEUs for exports. This bustling activity at the port highlights its significance as a key hub for both import and export trade.

Looking ahead, there are currently 11 ships at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Two of these ships – Medi Chiba and Al-Rayyan – and another vessel, MSC Rida, carrying Canola Seed, LNG, and Containers, are expected to take berths at FAP, EETL, and QICT respectively on Monday. Additionally, two more container ships, Maersk Pittsburgh and MSC ABY, are scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on Tuesday.

The shipping activity report underscores the dynamic nature of Port Qasim as a vital gateway for international trade, connecting Pakistan to global markets. Stakeholders and industry players can use this information to stay informed about the ongoing maritime operations and plan their activities accordingly in this crucial economic hub.