Port Qasim Unveils Shipping Activity Report for March 1, 2024

Port Qasim Unveils Shipping Activity Report for March 1, 2024

Karachi, March 1, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its comprehensive shipping activity report for Friday, March 1, 2024, providing crucial insights for stakeholders and industry observers.

The report highlights the diverse range of vessels and cargo that have graced the port, underlining the dynamic nature of maritime operations.

Arrivals and Departures:

On Friday, five prominent vessels—Clemens Schulte, APL Qingdao, Maritime Gisela, Al-Fuwairit, and African Baza—docked at various terminals within the Port Qasim. These ships were laden with Containers, Palm oil, LNG, and Coal, enhancing the port’s role as a vital hub for diverse cargo. Simultaneously, the ship named ‘Eagle,’ tasked with the loading/offloading of Rice, also arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim on the same day.

Over the past 24 hours, a total of twelve ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Five of them—APL Qingdao, Clemens Schulte, Sunny Bay, Chemroad Aqua, and Dravin—left the port this morning, while four more ships—Fast, Maritime Gisela, Xin Han Tong, and Chemtrans Baltic—are scheduled to set sail later in the day.

Cargo Handling:

The cargo volume handled during this period amounted to an impressive 236,341 tonnes. This comprised 201,430 tonnes of import cargo and 34,911 tonnes of export cargo. The cargo was neatly packed in 2,697 containers, with 1,574 TEUs dedicated to imports and 1,124 TEUs for exports. This substantial cargo throughput underscores Port Qasim’s pivotal role in facilitating international trade and commerce.

Upcoming Operations:

Currently, there are ten ships anchored at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Four of these ships—Ice Fighter, Evriali, Asia Liberty, and Al-Diab-II—are scheduled to load/offload Condensate oil, Wheat, Palm oil, LPG, and Containers, with berths at FOTCO, MW-I, LCT, EVTL, and QICT, respectively, on March 1st. Additionally, the ship APL Addison is expected to handle Condensate oil, Wheat, Palm oil, LPG, and Containers. Moreover, two container ships, Maersk Pittsburgh and MSC ABY, are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Saturday, further contributing to the bustling maritime activities.

The PQA shipping activity report serves as a valuable resource for stakeholders, offering a real-time snapshot of the port’s operational landscape. As the port continues to handle a diverse array of cargoes and facilitate the movement of vessels, the report enables businesses and industry players to stay abreast of developments, plan efficiently, and contribute to the seamless functioning of maritime operations at Port Qasim.