Port Qasim Reports Robust Shipping Activity for July 4, 2024

Port Qasim Reports Robust Shipping Activity for July 4, 2024

Karachi, July 4, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has published its shipping activity report for Thursday, July 4, 2024, highlighting a bustling day of maritime operations aimed at facilitating various cargo movements.

A total of seven ships, namely Maersk Cape Town, MSC FIE-X, W-Kyrenia, Mulberry Express, Marangas Asclepius, Hafnia Turquoise, and CMB Jordaens, arrived and berthed at different terminals within Port Qasim. These vessels transported a diverse range of commodities including containers, palm oil, LNG, mogas, and coal. Specifically, these cargoes were handled at the Container Terminal, Liquid Terminal, Elengy Terminal, Oil Terminal, and Bulk Terminal respectively.

In addition to these berthed ships, another four vessels—MSC Positano, Atlantic Spirit, FSM, and Achilleas-S—anchored at the outer-anchorage of Port Qasim during the past 24 hours. These ships carried containers, palm kernel, LPG, and coal, awaiting their turn for berthing and cargo operations.

During this period, a total of ten ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Of these, two ships, Maersk Cape Town and Alora, departed the port in the morning, while MSC FIE-X and Hafnia Turquoise are scheduled to sail out on Thursday.

The cargo handling operations at Port Qasim remained robust, with a total volume of 197,275 tonnes processed. This included 162,610 tonnes of imported cargo and 34,665 tonnes of exported cargo. The handling was facilitated through 5,686 containers, comprising 3,964 TEUs for imports and 1,722 TEUs for exports.

Looking ahead, seven ships are currently stationed at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. These vessels are expected to berth at various terminals such as MW-1, EVTL, PIBT, FOTCO, and QICT, where they will load and offload cargoes including bitumen, LPG, coal, mogas, and containers. Among these vessels, two container ships, MSC United and Teno, are anticipated to arrive at Port Qasim on Friday, further contributing to the port’s bustling maritime activities.

The Port Qasim Authority continues to play a pivotal role in facilitating trade and commerce through efficient handling of diverse cargoes and maintaining operational excellence in Pakistan’s maritime sector.