Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for May 23, 2024

Port Qasim Releases Shipping Activity Report for May 23, 2024

The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Thursday, May 23, 2024, providing a comprehensive update to stakeholders on the latest maritime operations and cargo movements at one of Pakistan’s key ports.

Today, two ships, Marathopolis and Ammos, successfully berthed at the port. Marathopolis, carrying containers, docked at the container terminal, while Ammos, laden with steel coils, berthed at the multi-purpose terminal. These arrivals highlight the port’s ongoing role in facilitating diverse cargo operations.

Additionally, three more vessels—Maersk Phuket, Addison, and Al-Daayen—arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim on Thursday. Maersk Phuket and Addison are container ships, while Al-Daayen is an LNG carrier, further underscoring the port’s capacity to handle varied types of cargo.

Over the past 24 hours, Port Qasim has been bustling with activity, with eight ships engaged at its berths. These include Marathopolis, Tethis-7, Ammos, Scio Spirit, Blue Jamaica, Advantage Paradise, and Al-Thakhira, all of which are expected to set sail on Thursday.

During this period, Port Qasim handled a substantial cargo volume of 132,235 tonnes. This comprised 112,626 tonnes of import cargo and 19,609 tonnes of export cargo. The port also managed 1,937 containers, with 817 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) of imports and 1,120 TEUs of exports, showcasing its pivotal role in supporting Pakistan’s trade infrastructure.

Currently, there are ten ships at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Four of these vessels—VTC Phoenix, Kouros Glory, Peace Victoria, and Al-Daayen—are scheduled to berth at MW-1, MW-2, FOTCO, and PGPCL terminals, respectively. Additionally, five more ships—Epic Bolivia, Athenian, One Reinforcement, Wan Hai-316, and Maersk Denver—are expected to load or offload rice, cement, mogas, LNG, gas oil, and other containers at EVTL and QICT terminals.

Looking ahead, the port anticipates the arrival of two more container ships, Atlantic Ibis and Myny, on Friday, further indicating a steady flow of maritime traffic and robust port operations.

Port Qasim continues to play a crucial role in Pakistan’s maritime and trade activities, efficiently managing a diverse range of cargo and ensuring smooth logistical operations. The latest report underscores the port’s strategic importance and its ongoing efforts to facilitate international trade, contributing significantly to the national economy.