Port Qasim Shipping Activity Report for April 29, 2024

Port Qasim Shipping Activity Report for April 29, 2024

Karachi, April 29, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) today released its detailed shipping activity report for Monday, April 29, 2024, showcasing a vibrant and bustling hub of maritime commerce, pivotal for economic transactions both locally and internationally.

At the forefront of the port’s operations were three significant vessels: MSC Beira IV, Gold Trader, and Milaha Qatar, which anchored at the Container Terminal, Engro Terminal, and Gasport Terminal respectively on Sunday. These ships were involved in transporting an array of goods including containers, chemicals, and liquefied natural gas (LNG), indicating a diverse inflow and outflow of commodities essential to various sectors of Pakistan’s economy.

Adding to the maritime traffic, three more ships, MSC Antigua, Majestic Noor, and FSM arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim in the past 24 hours. These vessels are set to enhance the port’s operations as they prepare to load and offload containers, rice, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), underscoring the port’s role in facilitating agricultural and energy trade.

Over the last day, a total of eight ships were docked at the various PQA berths. One notable departure was the edible oil carrier ‘Thanasis’, which set sail earlier this morning. The ongoing shipping schedule anticipates the departure of two more vessels, MSC Beira IV and Libertango, later today.

The report detailed a robust handling of cargo over the past 24 hours, with a total volume of 123,270 tonnes processed at the port. This comprised 78,303 tonnes of import cargo and 44,967 tonnes of export cargo, distributed across 2,939 containers (448 TEUs for imports and 2,491 TEUs for exports). Such figures underscore the critical role Port Qasim plays in bolstering Pakistan’s trade capabilities, both in terms of imports that support local industries and exports that contribute to the country’s economic growth.

Looking ahead, the outer anchorage continues to be a hive of activity with three ships—MSC Antigua, Majestic Noor, and Advantage Paradise—primed for berthing today at the QICT, FAP, and FOTCO respectively. These vessels are scheduled to handle cargo operations involving containers, rice, and gas oil, further emphasizing the port’s versatility in managing a wide range of goods.

Furthermore, the port anticipates the arrival of two additional container ships, Meratus Jayakarta and MSC Anchorage, set to dock on Tuesday. This continuous flow of maritime traffic highlights Port Qasim’s strategic importance and its efficiency in handling a substantial throughput of goods and materials.

Port Qasim, strategically located in Karachi, continues to be a cornerstone in Pakistan’s maritime trade, bolstering the economy through its capable management of diverse shipping needs. The authority’s efficient orchestration of port activities not only supports local industries but also facilitates international trade relations, fostering growth and development in the region.

As stakeholders and businesses benefit from these comprehensive reports, the PQA reaffirms its commitment to transparency and operational excellence, ensuring that Port Qasim remains a key player in the global shipping and trade arena.