Port Qasim Shipping Activity Report for October 31, 2023

Port Qasim Shipping Activity Report for October 31, 2023

Karachi, October 31, 2023 – Port Qasim, a vital maritime gateway in Pakistan, witnessed busy shipping activity on Monday, with several ships engaged in the loading and offloading of various cargoes.

Port Berth Activities:

• Three ships, namely MSC Esthi, Haj Mohamad, and Victora Kosan, along with Nordic Basel, were scheduled to load and offload a variety of cargoes, including containers, cement, and chemicals. These vessels berthed at different terminals – Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, and Engro Terminal, contributing to the port’s bustling activities.

Outer Anchorage Arrivals:

• Simultaneously, three more ships arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim on the same day. MSC Jemima, Hoanh Son Planet, and Hafnia Prestige brought containers, canola, and gas oil, further increasing the maritime traffic in the area.

Berth Engagements:

• The port was engaged with a total of eight ships over the last 24 hours. Two of these, Indian Goodwill and MSC Esthi, departed from the port on Tuesday morning. However, three more ships, Victora Kosan, Nordic Basel, and Al-Danah, are expected to set sail later in the afternoon.

Cargo Throughput:

• During this period, Port Qasim handled a substantial cargo throughput of 129,691 tonnes. This included 108,560 tonnes of imported cargo and 21,131 tonnes of exported cargo. The cargo mix was diverse, with containerized cargo being a significant component. A total of 2,229 containers, comprising 985 TEUs of imports and 1,244 TEUs of exports, were managed at the port, underscoring its importance in the region’s trade.

Outer Anchorage Waiting:

• Currently, there are 14 ships awaiting their turn at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Among these vessels, three ships – MSC Jemima, Chemroute Atlanta, and Khairpur, and three more ships – MSC Tianping, Maersk Atlanta, and Kenzen, are anticipated to take berths at various terminals such as QICT, EVTL, FOTCO, and PIBT on Tuesday. Additionally, a gas carrier named ‘Milha Ras Laffan’ is scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on Wednesday.

The bustling shipping activity at Port Qasim is a testament to its vital role in facilitating trade and commerce, ensuring the smooth flow of goods in and out of Pakistan, and contributing to the country’s economic growth.