The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Tuesday, December 5, 2023, showcasing the bustling operations at the port and the diverse range of cargo being handled.
On Monday, six ships, namely Double Eagle, Marathopolis, MSC Rania, CM ACGM Nabucco, Al-S Dhafra, and Umm Al-Amad, were scheduled for loading and unloading operations. These vessels, handling Cement, Containers, Coal, LPG, and LNG, berthed at various terminals including the Multipurpose Terminal, Container Terminal, Bulk Terminal, Engro Terminal, and Elengy Terminal, reflecting the versatility of Port Qasim.
Simultaneously, an additional five ships arrived at the outer anchorage of the port, poised to handle Rice and Containers in the subsequent phase of operations, highlighting the port’s capacity to manage a diverse array of cargoes.
In the past 24 hours, nine ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Notably, container ships MSC Rania and CMA CGM Nabucco left the port on Tuesday morning, with Marathopolis and Horizon-I expected to sail later in the afternoon. The total cargo volume handled during this period amounted to 142,292 tonnes. This included 100,244 tonnes of imported cargo and 42,048 tonnes of exported cargo. Containerized cargo played a significant role, accounting for 4,601 containers (2,731 TEUs imports and 1,870 TEUs exports).
Presently, the outer anchorage of Port Qasim hosts 13 ships, each with a specific role in the bustling maritime activities. Three of these ships—Golden Denise, MSC Jemima, and MSC Greenwich—are positioned to berth, while an additional three ships—Maersk Chicago, Meratus Jayawijaya, and Ardmore Cherokee—carrying Chemicals, Containers, and Palm oil, are expected to take berths at EVTL, QICT, and LCT on Tuesday.
This comprehensive report provides valuable insights into the dynamic shipping activities at Port Qasim, emphasizing its pivotal role as a crucial hub for diverse cargo handling and maritime operations. The variety of goods being managed, including containers, coal, chemicals, and palm oil, underscores the port’s capacity to cater to a broad spectrum of industries.
The continued significance of Port Qasim in facilitating trade and commerce is evident in the daily operations reported. The port’s strategic location and state-of-the-art facilities contribute to its standing as a key player in the maritime landscape, connecting Pakistan to global trade routes and supporting economic growth in the region.