Port Qasim Reports Shipping Activity for February 29, 2024

Port Qasim Reports Shipping Activity for February 29, 2024

Karachi, February 29, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Thursday, February 29, 2024, providing a comprehensive overview of the maritime operations to facilitate stakeholders and provide insights into the bustling trade activities at the port.

On Wednesday, five ships—Marathapolis, Blue Cecil, Xin Hai Tong 29, Chemtrans Baltic, and Chemroad Aqua—were scheduled for loading and offloading operations involving containers, corn, coal, and chemicals. These vessels berthed at various terminals including the Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Grain Terminal, Oil Terminal, and Engro Terminal.

Simultaneously, three additional ships—Al-Fuwairit, Star Sino, and African Baza—arrived at the outer anchorage of the port during the last 24 hours. These vessels are carrying containers, LNG, palm oil, and coal, contributing to the diverse range of cargo handled at Port Qasim.

A total of eleven ships were engaged at PQA berths during the last 24 hours. Two of these ships, Marathapolis and MSC London, left the port on this morning, while three more ships, Chemroad Aqua, Sunny Bay, and Clement Schulte, are expected to sail on this afternoon.

The cargo volume during this period reached an impressive 124,630 tonnes, comprising 90,062 tonnes of imported cargo and 34,568 tonnes of export cargo. This includes containerized cargo carried in 1,805 containers (1,096 TEUs imports and 709 TEUs exports), reflecting the diverse and dynamic nature of trade activities at the port.

Currently, there are 12 ships at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, three ships—Maritime Gisela, Al-Fuwairit, and African Baza—are scheduled to load/offload palm oil, LNG, coal, and containers. Additionally, two more ships, APL Qingdao and Clement Schulte, are scheduled to take berth at LCT, EETL, PIBT, and QICT on Thursday, February 29th. Another container ship, Addison, is due to arrive at Port Qasim on Friday, adding further momentum to the maritime operations.

The detailed shipping activity report underscores the significance of Port Qasim as a vital hub for trade and commerce. The diversity in cargo handling, including bulk commodities and containerized goods, demonstrates the port’s versatility in meeting the demands of various industries and facilitating international trade.

As Port Qasim continues to play a pivotal role in the country’s economic activities, stakeholders and industry players remain attentive to the evolving shipping dynamics, contributing to the sustained growth and development of the maritime sector in Pakistan.