Port Qasim Reports Active Shipping Operations on June 28, 2024

Port Qasim Reports Active Shipping Operations on June 28, 2024

Karachi, June 28, 2024 – Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Friday, June 28, 2024, detailing a bustling day of maritime operations and cargo handling.

Seven ships were scheduled for loading and offloading activities across various terminals at Port Qasim. These included Wan Hai-316, Maersk Cairo, Express Athens, Alora, Southern Anoa, Gaschem Fuji, and Clipper Barolo, engaged in handling containers, rice, chemicals, and coal at Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminals, and Bulk Terminal, respectively.

Additionally, two more ships, Afra Rossie and Samaisma, arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours, tasked with loading and offloading furnace oil and LNG.

Over the course of the day, ten ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Notably, container ships Maersk Cairo and Express Athens departed from the port in the morning hours. Five more ships, including Wan Hai-316, G-Bright, Gaschem Fuji, Southern Anoa, and Bateleur, are scheduled to depart on Friday.

The port handled a total cargo volume of 128,955 tonnes during the reporting period. This comprised 91,436 tonnes of imported cargo and 37,519 tonnes of exported cargo, transported in 5,117 containers (2,910 TEUs imports and 2,207 TEUs exports).

At the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim, six ships were stationed, four of which—Afra Rossie, V-Due, Samaisma, and Ullswater—are expected to load and offload furnace oil, corn, LNG, LPG, and containers at respective terminals such as FOTCO, MW1, EETL, SSGC, and QICT on Friday. An additional ship, MSC Positano, is also anticipated to join these operations.

Looking ahead, three more ships—CMA CGM Attila, Maersk Durban, and Zhong Gu Bo Hai—are scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on Saturday, carrying containers and contributing further to the port’s active shipping operations.

The Port Qasim Authority continues to facilitate efficient maritime trade operations, ensuring smooth handling of diverse cargo types and maintaining robust logistical support for national and international trade activities.