Port Qasim Unveils Shipping Activity for June 6, 2024

Port Qasim Unveils Shipping Activity for June 6, 2024

KARACHI, June 6 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released the shipping activity report for Thursday, June 6, 2024, providing vital information to stakeholders and ensuring smooth port operations.

On Wednesday, four ships, namely Maersk Cape Town, MSC ABY, Opera, and Simaisma, arrived and berthed at various terminals within Port Qasim. Maersk Cape Town and MSC ABY docked at the Container Terminal, while Opera and Simaisma berthed at the Engro Terminal and Elengy Terminal, respectively. These vessels were carrying containers, chemicals, and LNG.

In addition to these arrivals, the container ship Southern Anoa reached the outer anchorage of Port Qasim on the same day, awaiting its turn to dock.

During the past 24 hours, eleven ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Among these, Maersk Hartford and AU Taurus departed from the port this morning. Another six ships, including Maersk Cape Town, MSC Aby, Clyde, Lima Trader, Zhida-6, and Tarsus-M, are scheduled to set sail this afternoon.

Port Qasim handled a substantial cargo volume of 253,491 tonnes over the last 24 hours. This included 189,531 tonnes of imported cargo and 63,960 tonnes of export cargo. The cargo was transported in 5,323 containers, comprising 2,065 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of imports and 3,258 TEUs of exports.

Five ships are currently anchored at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Of these, four vessels, namely Hyundai Busan, Ianthe, Southern Anoa, and UOG Harriet-G, are scheduled to load or offload containers, bitumen, palm oil, and mogas (motor gasoline) respectively. These ships are expected to berth at QICT, MW-2, LCT, and FOTCO terminals by Wednesday. Additionally, another container ship, SSL Brahmaputra, is anticipated to arrive at Port Qasim on Friday.

The PQA’s comprehensive report underscores the port’s active role in facilitating maritime trade, ensuring efficient handling of diverse cargo types, and maintaining smooth port operations. These activities are pivotal in supporting Pakistan’s economy, particularly in the sectors of import and export. The continuous influx and departure of ships highlight Port Qasim’s capability to manage significant cargo volumes and its strategic importance in regional and global trade networks.