Port Qasim Unveils Shipping Activity for December 14, 2023

Port Qasim Unveils Shipping Activity for December 14, 2023

Karachi, December 14, 2023 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) released the latest shipping activity report on Thursday, providing stakeholders with crucial insights into the maritime operations at one of Pakistan’s major ports.

Four ships—Maersk Seletar, Wide Alpha, Gamsunoro, and Dolphin-02—were scheduled to load/offload containers, fuel oil, and chemicals. These vessels berthed at the Container Terminal, Oil Terminal, and Engro Terminal, respectively, on Wednesday. Simultaneously, three more ships—Seaways Olive, Ullswater, and Santa Valentina—arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim in the last 24 hours to unload gas oil, LPG, and coal, respectively.

Over the past day, a total of ten ships were engaged at PQA berths. Of these, four—Wide Alpha, MSC Jemima, Al-Deebal, and Manticore—departed from the port this morning. Another four—Dolphin 02, Basrah, Maersk Seletar, and FJ Viola—are expected to set sail on Thursday.

The cargo volume handled during this period amounted to 141,088 tonnes, comprising 67,147 tonnes of imports cargo and 73,941 tonnes of export cargo. A total of 4,353 containers (2,127 TEUs imports and 2,226 TEUs exports) were processed at the port, reflecting a significant level of trade and commercial activity.

Presently, there are 10 ships at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Three of these—OBE Dinares, Agios Porfyrios, and Ullswater—along with two more ships—Ensemble and APL Qingdao—are scheduled to load/offload rice, soya-bean seed, LPG, chemicals, and containers. These vessels are expected to take berths at WM-1, FAP, SSGC, EVTL, and QICT, respectively, on Thursday. Additionally, two more container ships—Big Breezy and Mombasa Express—are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Friday.

The diverse range of cargoes being handled at Port Qasim highlights its importance as a pivotal hub for trade and commerce. The port’s strategic location and state-of-the-art facilities continue to attract a substantial number of vessels engaged in the transportation of goods, contributing significantly to Pakistan’s economic activities.

As the shipping industry remains a key driver of global trade, the detailed reporting from Port Qasim serves as a valuable resource for stakeholders and industry participants. The upcoming arrivals and departures further underscore the port’s role as a vital link in the global supply chain, facilitating the movement of goods to and from Pakistan. Investors and businesses will keenly monitor these developments for insights into trade trends and economic dynamics.