Port Qasim Reports Busy Shipping Activity on May 24, 2024

Port Qasim Reports Busy Shipping Activity on May 24, 2024

Karachi, May 24, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) reported a bustling day of shipping activity on Friday, detailing significant movements to facilitate stakeholders and keep trade flowing smoothly.

Seven vessels, including the Maersk Denver, Athenian, One Reinforcement, Wan Hai-316, Kouros Glory, Al-Daayen, and Peace Victoria, docked at various terminals within the port on Thursday. These ships were scheduled to load or offload a range of cargoes such as containers, cement, LNG, and mogas at the Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Port Gas Terminal, and Oil Terminal respectively.

In addition to these arrivals, two more ships, the Gelico and Epic Bolivar, carrying coal and LPG, arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim over the past 24 hours.

Throughout the last day, ten ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Of these, three ships—One Reinforcement, Wan Hai-316, and Scio Spirit—departed the port on Friday morning. Furthermore, two more ships, the Athenian and Addison, are expected to set sail later in the day.

The port handled a substantial cargo volume of 181,336 tonnes during the last 24 hours. This included 151,444 tonnes of import cargo and 29,892 tonnes of export cargo, carried in 5,341 containers (3,956 TEUs of imports and 1,385 TEUs of exports).

Currently, nine ships are stationed at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, four vessels—Addison, VTX Phoenix, Gelico, and Epic Bolivar—are scheduled to load or offload cargoes such as containers, rice, coal, and LPG. These ships are expected to take berths at QICT, MW-1, MW-4, and EVTL terminals on Friday. Additionally, another container ship, the CMA CGM Rimbaud, is slated to arrive at Port Qasim on Saturday.

Port Qasim continues to demonstrate its pivotal role in Pakistan’s trade and logistics, handling diverse cargo types efficiently and supporting the nation’s economic activities. Stakeholders remain informed and engaged as the port authority ensures seamless operations and robust shipping activities.